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.

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