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The University Match (hockey) is generally held to refer to the annual field hockey fixture between Cambridge University and Oxford University. The Men's fixture was first contested in 1890 and the Women's in 1898. In 2002, both fixtures were played on the same date for the first time. The contest has taken place at Southgate Hockey Club since 2003, prior to which the game took place at a variety of venues across the UK. The annual contest between the University's second and third teams takes place in February, alternating venue between Oxford's Iffley Road Pitch and Cambridge's recently re-laid Wilberforce Road Pitch.The 2012 Men's fixture was won by Cambridge, who regained the victors crown after 3 successive defeats. Oxford's Women retained the title with a 0-0 draw, to ensure that the Dark Blues 8 year tenure as champions continued.
The 2013 fixture is to take place at Southgate Hockey Club on 10 March.
Oxford currently hold the women's title having won the fixture in 2010 and subsequently retained the trophy. Cambridge's men ended 4 years of Oxford domination in 2012, upsetting the Dark Blues to win 5-3.
Cambridge – 48 wins
Oxford – 40 wins
Drawn – 24
Cambridge – 50 wins
Oxford – 45 wins
Drawn – 17
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