Cricket Structure and Culture:
Playing in the ICC World Twenty20 2016 at India the cricket team of Scotland are strongly supported by Cricket Scotland the official body of cricket which is an Associate Member of ICC since 1994. Cricket in Scotland has a long history, which can be traced back to the 18th century. The official website of Cricket Scotland is www.cricketscotland.com and the President Elect 2015 - Bruce Dixon.
CRICKET RANKING: 11 in ICC T20 International Championship
Cricket Clubs at Scotland:
http://www.aberdeenshirecc.org.uk - Based in the heart of Aberdeen we are a friendly and diverse cricket club that caters for all ages and abilities.
http://broomhallcricket.hitssports.com - We are a small, friendly cricket club based in Charlestown near Limekilns, Dunfermline in Fife, Scotland. We have two teams playing in the East of Scotland League, the 1st team play in Division 2 and the 2nd team in Division 7.
http://www.carltoncc.co.uk/ - Carlton is one of Scotland's leading cricket clubs. We run 5 senior league teams, a women's side, 9 junior teams and have a thriving junior coaching programme for boys and girls. In all, more than 400 members play and watch their cricket at Grange Loan, Edinburgh - undoubtedly one of Scotland's most beautiful grounds.
http://www.forfarshire.co.uk - Autoecosse Forfarshire CC run four senior and five junior teams from their ground at Forthill Sports Club in Broughty Ferry - the club's home since its foundation in 1880. Season 2015 was hugely successful for the club with title wins in the Murgitroyd National T20 Knockout, North East Championship, Two Counties Cup and the Under 18 Scottish Cup.
http://peeblescountycc.hitscricket.com - Peebles County Cricket Club is a small, friendly cricket club based at Whitestone Park near the Gytes Recreation Centre in Peebles. For the 2015 season we will have a team in the East of Scotland League Division 5.
Scotland Cricket Tournaments:
ICC World Cricket League Championship
ICC Inter Continental Cup
North Sea Pro Series
Wildcats ECB Championship
League cricket is mainly played on Saturdays whilst Sundays sees the majority of cup competitions played. Mid-week cricket is also becoming more popular for friendly matches as the demand for pitches at weekends grows
Western Union Cup, Masterton Trophy , Presidents Trophy, PlayerReg West League Cup, Presidents Plate, Parks Trophy
Scotland Tourism and Cricket Tours:
Uddingston is a small town on the north side of the River Clyde 7 miles south east of Glasgow. The town has several sports clubs, with golf, cricket, rugby and hockey all proving popular, as well as Junglee Fun Play Centre which caters to children aged 0-10 years. There are a variety of shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs in Uddingston.
The tourism sector is of vital importance to the Scottish economy - latest figures indicate total overnight and day visitor expenditure in Scotland was around £9.7 billion in 2014 – this comprised of expenditure from overnight visitors of £4.7 billion and expenditure by day visitors of £5.0 billion.
Edinburgh is the capital city. The Old and New Towns of the city constitute a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Glasgow is the largest city in the country, and the second largest tourist destination after Edinburgh. Its attractions include the Burrell Collection, Glasgow Cathedral, the Glasgow Science Centre and the Kelvingrove Museum. Other areas which are popular for tourists include the Highlands and the Hebrides, such as the Isle of Skye. Perthshire, theScottish Borders and Orkney and Shetland are also popular tourism destinations.
The official Tourism and Tours website - https://www.visitscotland.com/
Our Featured Profiles:
Abbi Aitken is the Captain of Scotland Women’s National Cricket team and has recently led her team to Semi-Finals in Women’s world Cup Qualifiers. Abbi got in touch with cricket at the age of 11 and she soon picked up tiphhe game because of her love for Sports. Abbi made her Scotland debut at 14 and always dreamt of leading the Scotland Team. She lived the honor of having 100 Caps for Scotland during the qualifiers, a moment which she would always cherish. Abbi, who was also a keen footballer chose Cricket and continued it further. In the Interview, Abbi talks about Scotland Women’s Cricket and is happy with the progress Women’s Cricket has seen in the recent times. She also feels that having League for Women’s will strengthen the community and will widely impact in the development of their game. You can follow her on Twitter and know more about Scotland’s Women Cricket here: @AbbiAitken