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The SCU was formed in 1908, but underwent a major restructuring in 2001 including a name change. It became an International Cricket Council member in 1994 as an Associate nation. It has three sub-associations: East of Scotland Cricket Association, Western District Cricket Union and the Aberdeenshire Cricket Association.
The governing body for cricket in Scotland is Cricket Scotland which was formed in 1908 as the Scottish Cricket Union, but re-structured in 2001. The work of Cricket Scotland includes the organisation and administration of national representative sides (senior and youth, men and women); the organisation of District/Area cricket; the organisation of national club cup competitions; the Scottish National Cricket Leagues; a national coaching programme for elite squads and at grass roots level; coach education; advice to members on relevant issues; and generally developing and promoting the game in Scotland. There are 150 cricket clubs affiliated to Cricket Scotland, but in total it is estimated that there are well over 250 clubs in Scotland.
Cricket Scotland employs 3 full-time and one part-time Cricket Development Officers covering the whole of Scotland. These Development officers work in association with local clubs, schools and associations in running coaching courses and coach education throughout the country, setting up leagues introducing new initiatives such as 'Inter-cricket' and 'Kwik- Cricket'.
The Scottish season runs from mid-April to early September, with almost all senior cricket being played on grass pitches. 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.
After the organisation was founded in 1908, it was known as the Scottish Cricket Union. This was renamed as Cricket Scotland in 2001.
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- Cricket Scotland – official site