Cricket

When people throw stones at you, you turn them into milestones.

Who plays? Scottish Universities are heavily involved in the sport, with most having a mountaineering or climbing club.

What is there? There are four league divisions. The best teams from the league structure go forward to the various BUCS knock-out competitions. SSS Cricket runs two indoor 6’s qualifiers for both University and College teams each autumn, which determines places in the SSS Indoor Cricket tournament held in February. There is a separate British Universities Indoor Cricket Championship. After the Easter vacation, outdoor fixtures in the Scottish Student Leagues take place European Student Indoor 6s Champions, February 2013

  • Celtic Student Cup winners, June 2012 (3 nil series victory vs Irish Universities)
  • Cricket Scotland Inter-Regional Academy Champions, August 2008 (Scottish Universities were a guest side)

When does all this happen? Games take place on a Sunday and a Wednesday. It is a very short and compact season with the teams that have trained well over the winter and come ‘out of the blocks’ best having the best chance to win their division.

Sport Chair: Vacant

Contact:
Jess Barrows on jess@scottishstudentsport.com

Governing Body:
Scottish Cricket
www.cricketscotland.com

For all British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) fixtures, results and leagues please visit the BUCS website.

National Squad representation

The Scottish Student team is selected based on coaches recommendations on athletes who attend the trials scheduled each spring. For the 2017/18 season, trials will take place on Sunday 25th March and Sunday 8th April at Peffermill Playing Fields, Edinburgh. Please note that athletes will only be invited to trials if they have filled out the nomination form found here.