Watt is Cricket?

Cricket is a captivating and popular sport that originated in England and has since gained immense popularity worldwide. It is a unique and exciting game played between two teams, each consisting of eleven players. The objective of cricket is to score more runs than the opposing team while also trying to dismiss their players.

The game takes place on a large oval-shaped field called a cricket ground, with a rectangular strip in the centre known as the pitch. One team bat while the other team fields. The batting team sends two players, known as batsmen, to the pitch at a time. The bowler from the opposing team delivers the ball towards the batsman, who tries to hit it away to score runs.

The batsmen aim to score runs by running back and forth between two sets of wooden stumps, called the wickets, located at each end of the pitch. If they hit the ball far enough, they can also score four runs if the ball reaches the boundary ropes without bouncing, or six runs if it clears the boundary on the full.

The fielding team tries to prevent the batsmen from scoring by stopping the ball and attempting to get the batsmen out. They can achieve this through various means, such as catching the ball in the air, hitting the stumps to run out a batsman, or forcing them to make mistakes.

Cricket’s strategic nature, mix of athleticism, and moments of thrilling excitement have made it a beloved sport for millions of fans around the globe. It fosters a strong sense of camaraderie among players and unites people from diverse backgrounds, making it a truly remarkable and cherished sport.


We compete in two leagues, the first one of the year being the BUCS Scottish indoor cricket league. We also compete in Tier 2 of the BUCS outdoor league in which we finished second last year. Throughout the year there will also be training matches held within the club for those who want to make the team.


We train two times a week, once on a Tuesday morning at Oriam and we net every Sunday at James Gillespie high school in Edinburgh, which can easily be reached by taking the 34 or 35 bus from campus. Our Tuesday mornings focus on fielding, whereas the Sunday session have more of a focus on batting and bowling.


You can contact us on Instagram (@hwucricketclub) or via email (cricket@hw.ac.uk).