About Our Club

Cricket is a global sport. It is a bat and ball game involving two teams of 11 players.

Heriot-Watt University Cricket Club was founded in 2019 and aims to offer cricket recreationally and, in the near future, competitively.

You do not need to have your own equipment or any previous knowledge of the sport to join the club. Explanations on the rules of cricket are provided across a variety of our social events and at training, and beginner training is provided in the weekly Wednesday sessions.

Our Club Charter

  • To provide an opportunity for any member to play cricket at least once per week
  • To provide a range of recreational opportunities to play cricket at Heriot-Watt University.
  • To provide the opportunity to all members to contact cricket links in Edinburgh to join a Saturday league team.
  • To provide an opportunity for members to enjoy a worthwhile social experience through cricket.

What does a typical season involve?

There is weekly training on Wednesday afternoons throughout Semester 1 and 2. This is a skills, technique and fielding session. We are aiming to have regular indoor net sessions in Semester 1 and weekly indoor/ outdoor sessions in Semester 2.

Friendly matches and, in due course, competitive matches are arranged in April, May and June. These will be outdoor games. Indoor fixtures may run in Semester 1 and early in Semester 2, and will be friendly matches initially.

The opportunity to join a cricket club in Edinburgh is offered to all members of the HWU Cricket Club; these matches typically take place between the beginning of May and the end of August on Saturdays.

Player Pathway

Regular training attendance will build an increased ability. From beginner level, it can be expected that by the end of a standard undergraduate degree, a member will be fully comfortable to participate in a cricket match of mid-high level.

Regular net sessions will afford members the opportunity to play with members of all abilities.