WHY JOIN ACCIES?
Established in 1855, the Edinburgh Academical Cricket Club (EACC or Accies) is one of Scotland's oldest and finest cricket clubs. Accies plays cricket in the heart of Edinburgh at New Field, The Edinburgh Academy's sports ground, which has idyllic views of Edinburgh Castle and Fettes College. View our Club History or Wikipedia for more information about Accies Cricket Club.
We are a friendly club with a rich heritage and if you're interested in cricket then Accies invites you to join our club. We have excellent facilities and a picturesque ground near Edinburgh's city centre. Regardless of previous cricketing experience or age, our doors are always open to anyone with an interest in Scotland's fastest growing summer sport.
LOCATION: We play at New Field sports ground. In 2015 a new Pavilion was built and is used by our 2nd XI. The 1st XI play home matches at the Old Pavilion, which had a fantastic renovation in 2017. Our ground has good transport links and there is plenty of free parking next to our playing fields.
TEAMS: Our 1st XI and 2nd XI play in the East of Scotland Cricket League. We also play a selection of midweek Twenty20 evening matches. During the winter we play in various indoor leagues.
PRACTISE: We run open nets for both beginners and experienced players, non-members are always welcome to come along for a taster session. These sessions take place every Tuesday and Thursday from 6pm until 8pm, throughout the season, at our outdoor practice nets at New Field sports ground.
INDOOR CRICKET NETS: We have winter sessions from February to April at the Edinburgh Academy sports centre. Our indoor cricket nets are open to all cricketers regardless of skill level or previous experience and take place every Thursday 7-9pm.
INAUGURAL ACCIES T20: We play an annual celebratory T20 cricket match against the Accies Rugby Club, which is oldest rugby club in Scotland and the second oldest in the World.
SOCIAL: It's not just cricket! We also run a series of social events including Dux Club Dinners, Beer and Curry nights, Golf Outings, BBQ's, End of Season Awards Dinner etc.
JOIN US: If you'd like to join Accies Cricket Club, please email Andrew who is more than happy to help you. We have excellent discounts for students and new members.