Try and keep going to cricket, or another sport. Even if you do not go to all the socials you will get to know the people over time and it would be good to get the endorphins from exercise.
To keep the cost down try and join something where people do not drink lots of alcohol eg a walking group, volunteering, film society etc.
Is there anyone in your family that you can speak to about being lonely? Maybe start a WhatsApp family group so you can share photos & texts? Family members do often take each other for granted but there is always hope that things will get better.
Remember this is just a phase you are going through. Put some music on and keep on top of your work. Eat sensibly & get plenty of rest so you feel well. Try and start up conversations with people on your course. There will be other people feeling the same as you who will appreciate the contact.