A well-deserved Cambridge Win in Varsity 1987
(text and images by Peter Henshaw and Jonathan Schwartz, added by Oliver Nick in April 2021 and Michael Hofstetter in January 2022)
We would like to thank Peter Henshaw for the following memories of his time with CUBbC. He played for many of his years in Cambridge and graduated in 1989.
As you can see from the photo, we defeated Oxford in our Varsity Match in Cambridge. We played extraordinarily few games that year, this was well before the regular BUCS seasons. Especially memorable was the British Universities tournament in Glasgow. We lost to Oxford in this tournament, mainly thanks to the 3 point shooting of their star player. We focused on shutting him down in the Varsity Match.
J Schwartz was the player-coach, T Terrell did a lot of effective coaching in practice. Nicholls was the president of the club, but generally deferred to Schwartz and Terrell.
College league already existed at this early age. From the following season onwards, playoffs were introduced, which we replaced with Cupper’s in recent years. In 1987-1988, SJC won the league, but had to take a loss during these playoffs.
We also received additional material from this particular season by alumnus Jonathan Schwartz. We highly appreciate these memorabilia and thank him for the kind conversation.