Surprising even to many Scots, the game of bat and ball has a long history and healthy club scene in Scotland.
Grange Cricket Club. Between April and September, the beautiful Grange Cricket Club, established in 1832, stages county games and hosts various league matches. Local club games are free to watch and make for a civilized introduction to the game. Portgower Pl., Stockbridge, Edinburgh, EH4 1HQ. 0131/332–2148. www.grangecricket.org.