The Grange Club

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The Grange Club
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The clubhouse
Ground information
Location 7 Portgower Place, Edinburgh
Coordinates Coordinates: 55°57′35″N 3°12′51″W / 55.959843°N 3.214295°W / 55.959843; -3.214295
Establishment 1832
Capacity 3,000
Owner The Grange Club
End names
Pavilion End
Nursery End
International information
First ODI 24 May 1999: Scotland v Bangladesh
Last ODI 12 August 2012: Scotland v England

The Grange Club is a cricket and sports club in the Stockbridge, Edinburgh district of Edinburgh, Scotland. The cricket ground, commonly known as The Grange, is the regular home of the Scotland national cricket team, and is situated adjacent to the Edinburgh Academy sports ground, which is in Raeburn Place.

Cricket[edit]

The Grange has hosted numerous high profile international matches over the years including. Australia, Pakistan, and England have played in recent years. Some of the world's finest cricketers have played at The Grange, from W. G. Grace in 1895 and Donald Bradman in 1948 to Brian Lara in 1995, Shane Warne and Freddie Flintoff. For the last few years, the Grange Club has hosted Scotland's home matches in ECB domestic cricket competitions. The Grange hosted Scotland's first official One Day International outside of World Cups on 27 June 2006; a capacity crowd saw Scotland lose by 5 wickets to Pakistan. The Grange Cricket Club has won the Scottish Cup six times, the East of Scotland League (1953–1996) 14 times and the Scottish National Cricket League (1997–present) five times.

Squash, Tennis & Hockey[edit]

The Grange also hosts other sports as well as cricket. It has five squash courts, which support men's and ladies' teams compete at all regional and national levels. Uniquely for a private Club in Scotland, The Grange also has four grass tennis courts and four floodlit astroturf courts. Grange Hockey Club supports eight men's hockey teams which represents a broad range of ability. The 1st XI recently played in Europe, having won the Scottish Cup and also playing in the Euro Hockey League(EHL). The Grange Club is also home to Grange Edinburgh Ladies Hockey Club with 4 teams. All the constituent clubs have vibrant junior sections.

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