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The Blue Bird’s Advent Calendar of Sport – Day 21

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It’s the festive time of the year again! And this December, the Blue Bird will be running its very own Advent Calendar of Sport! Each day we will bring you a cheeky/exciting/interesting/fun fact about Cambridge Sport. Enjoy!

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DAY 21

The Hockey Varsity Match was held at the home of Cricket – Lord’s – for 21 years. In 1969 the secretary of the MCC wanted some March events to test out new staff at Lord’s prior to the start of the new cricket season. In 1980 the Varsity location moved to the smaller, less grand but more appropriate AstroTurf pitched Hockey centers in Milton Keynes and Southgate.

More history of the Hockey Varsity Match can be found here

The home of more than just Cricket

The home of more than just Cricket

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Stay tuned for more advent calendar fun on the Blue Bird!

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