Cricket


Key Information

The sport of cricket within Scotland is currently participated by about 16,000 people throughout the summer. Although the game is not as popular as it is in England, the game has a strong history and is at least 225 years old with some of the oldest recorded international matches in the world.

Cricket within Scotland is separated into three amateur cricket leagues which are The East of Scotland Cricket Association, The Western District Cricket Union, and The Aberdeenshire Cricket Association. There are also two highly competitive Scottish outdoor Cricket BUCS leagues competed by seven different universities and one indoor cricket BUCS league.

Sport Chair: James Dickinson
Contact: scottishstudentcricket@gmail.com

Governing Body: Cricket Scotland


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You might want to know…

  • Around 16,000 people play cricket every summer in Scotland!

  • The Scottish Student Cricket Men’s National Squad play two fixtures against the MCC– the largest cricket club in the world – in late May.

  • The Scottish Student Cricket Men’s National Team also participate in summer tournaments against universities from England, Ireland and Wales.

  • There are two Scottish outdoor BUCS leagues with fixtures taking place between April – June, and a BUCS indoor league which takes place from September – March.


Meet your Sports Chair

James Dickinson

James Dickinson joined as Chair of Scottish Student Cricket in 2021. James is a current third-year Business student at Edinburgh Napier University.

James plays his club cricket for Corstorphine Cricket Club in the Eastern Premier League. At University, James is part of the Cricket Scotland Performance Academy, which is a partner of Edinburgh Napier, allowing him to train at a high level and maintain his studies. Alongside his cricket commitments, James is Vice President of Edinburgh Napier Men’s Hockey Club.

James looks forward to driving students’ contribution to cricket in Scotland, in both a playing and non-playing capacity. James is supported well by Sophie Taylor as Scottish Student Cricket Vice-Chair. James and Sophie are both part of the Men’s and Women’s SSS Performance Squad and together look forward to propelling student cricket in Scotland.

SS Cricket Development Group

  • James Dickinson (Chair)
  • Sophie Taylor (Vice-Chair)

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