Titwood

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Titwood
Titwood
Ground information
Location Beaton Road, Pollokshields,
Glasgow
Establishment 1848
Capacity 500–5,000
Owner Titwood Sports Ground Trust
Operator Clydesdale CC
Tenants Clydesdale CC
End names
Kirkcaldy Road End
Meldrum Gardens End
International information
First ODI 3 July 2007:
 India v  Pakistan
Last ODI 20 July 2010:
 Bangladesh v  Netherlands
Team information
Clydesdale CC (1848 – present)
As of 11 January 2016

Titwood is a cricket ground in the Pollokshields district of Glasgow, Scotland. It is the home of the Clydesdale Cricket Club and is one of four international grounds in Scotland approved by the International Cricket Council as a home venue for the Scotland national cricket team.

Titwood was approved by the International Cricket Council in May 2007 for the hosting of ICC One-Day International matches. It became the fourth Scottish ground to be granted ODI status, as it was seen as a hub of cricket in Scotland, along with the Grange, Aberdeenshire's Mannofield[1] and Ayr's New Cambusdoon.[2]

The first of these, an 'offshore international' between India and Pakistan in July 2007 was a victim of the wet weather. The second game was played in August the same year, was between Scotland and India.

In January 2014, Titwood hosted Scotland’s last three Clydesdale Bank 40 home group games.

History[edit]

Clydesdale moved to Titwood in 1876, having previously played at Kinning Park since their formation in 1848. As they had done with their former home, Clydesdale rented the grounds at Titwood from the Pollok Estate. The original pitch was situated next to Darnley Road, on land now occupied by Hutchesons' Grammar School. In 1904, the pitch was relocated westwards and a new pavilion constructed. Clydesdale bought Titwood from the Pollok Estate in 1987 for £29,000.[3]

Titwood has been selected to host four first first-class matches involving Scotland, the first against the Marylebone Cricket Club in July 1963. The annual fixture against Ireland was staged at Titwood in 1984 and 1986.[4] An ICC Intercontinental Cup match against Kenya was scheduled to be played on the ground in 2008, but no play was possible due to rain.[5]

ODI's Hosted[edit]

Scotland's Ryan Watson batting against India at Titwood in August 2007
Team (A) Team (B) Winner Margin Year
 Scotland  India  India By 7 wickets 2007
 Bangladesh  Netherlands  Netherlands By 7 wickets 2010

Other sports[edit]

Hockey[edit]

Clydesdale H.C. - originally Carthaginions H.C., founded in 1902 - moved from their previous ground to Titwood in 1959, and were joined in 1983 by Glasgow Western Ladies H.C. who also made Titwood their home ground. An all-weather international standard synthetic pitch was constructed in 1997, and was used as a practice facility for the hockey teams in the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Football[edit]

Clydesdale F.C. had been formed at Kinning Park as an offshoot of the cricket club, and moved with them to Titwood in 1876. Queen's Park played at Titwood from 1883 to 1884 after leaving their original Hampden Park and prior to the completion of the new Hampden Park.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cricket Grounds, from CricketArchive, retrieved 8 May 2008
  2. ^ Cricket Grounds, from CricketArchive, retrieved 8 May 2008
  3. ^ O'Brien, Ged (2010). Played in Glasgow. London: Malavan Media. pp. 174–175. ISBN 978 0 954744 557. 
  4. ^ "First-class matches played on Titwood, Glasgow". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "Downpour denies Scots and Kenya". BBC Sport. 10 August 2008. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 55°50′09″N 4°17′07″W / 55.83572°N 4.28526°W / 55.83572; -4.28526