Clydesdale Cricket Club


Clydesdale Cricket Club

Clydesdale Cricket Club is a sporting club situated at Titwood on the periphery of Pollokshields in the south of Glasgow. Founded in Kinning Park in 1848 by Archibald Campbell, it was formed by members of two previous clubs which played on Glasgow Green, to cater for the burgeoning residential developments south of the river Clyde. It is now the oldest surviving team sports club in Glasgow.

On moving to Pollokshields, the club sold its previous grounds in Kinning Park in 1873 to a newly-founded football club called Rangers. At that time, the club also fielded a football team, Clydesdale, which came second to Queens Park in the first Scottish Cup final in 1874, after many associated with the club had been instrumental in the foundation of the Scottish Football Association.

In the modern era, Clydesdale Cricket Club continues to be a major force in the amateur sporting worlds of cricket and both men's and women's hockey (under the name of Glasgow Western Hockey Club), and has its own synthetic-surfaced hockey pitch. Members of the club were selected to play for Scotland in the 1999 and 2007 Cricket World Cups, and in the Olympic Games hockey tournaments in Barcelona, Athens and Beijing.

In 2007, Clydesdale's cricket ground was approved for the staging of official ICC One-Day Internationals for crowds of up to 5,000. The first of these, an 'offshore international' between India and Pakistan in July 2007, was a victim of the wet weather; the second, in August the same year, was between Scotland and India.


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Derbyshire County Cricket Club in 2010 — Derbyshire County Cricket Club seasons 2010 season Captain Greg Smith County Championship Div 2 9 Clydesdale Bank 40 Group B 4 Friends Provident T20 North 5 Most r …   Wikipedia

  • Derbyshire County Cricket Club in 2011 — Derbyshire County Cricket Club seasons 2011 season Captain Luke Sutton County Championship Div 2 – 5 Clydesdale Bank 40 Group A – 3 Friends Provident T20 North – 7 Most …   Wikipedia

  • Northamptonshire County Cricket Club — One day name: Northants Steelbacks Second XI: Northamptonshire Second XI Coach …   Wikipedia

  • List of Northamptonshire County Cricket Club seasons — This is a list of seasons played by Northamptonshire County Cricket Club in English cricket, from the club s formation to the most recent completed season. It details the club s achievements in major competitions, and the top run scorers and… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Derbyshire County Cricket Club seasons — This is a list of seasons played by Derbyshire County Cricket Club in English cricket, from the club s formation in 1870. Contents 1 Early years 1871–1887 2 Wilderness years 1888–1893 3 First Class and County Championships 1 …   Wikipedia

  • West of Scotland Cricket Club — The West of Scotland Cricket Club is a large cricket club based in Glasgow, Scotland. Their ground is Hamilton Crescent lohttp://en.wikipedia.org/skins 1.5/common/images/button extlink.pngExternal link (remember http:// prefix)cated in the… …   Wikipedia

  • Cricket in Scotland — Cricket has a lower profile in Scotland than it has in neighbouring England. Scotland is not one of the ten leading cricketing nations which play Test matches, but the Scottish national team is now allowed to play full One Day Internationals even …   Wikipedia

  • Clydesdale F.C. — Not to be confused with Clyde F.C. or Clydebank F.C.. Clydesdale Full name Clydesdale Football Club Founded 1872 Dissolved 1881 Ground Kinni …   Wikipedia

  • FC Clydesdale — Der Clydesdale F.C. ist ein ehemaliger schottischer Fußballverein aus dem Süden Glasgows. Er wurde 1872 gegründet und war in den 1870er Jahren dem Clydesdale Cricket Club angeschlossen. Der Verein gehörte auch, neben sieben weiteren, zu den… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • England and Wales Cricket Board — Pas de logo ? Importez le logo de cette fédération. Sigle ECB Sport représenté Cricket Création 1997 Président Giles Clarke …   Wikipédia en Français


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.