The Grange Club

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The Grange Club
The Grange
The Grange - geograph.org.uk - 177673.jpg
The clubhouse
Ground information
Location 7 Portgower Place, Edinburgh
Establishment 1832
Capacity 3,000
Owner The Grange Club
Tenants Scotland national cricket team (1999-present)
End names
Pavilion End
Nursery End
International information
First ODI 24 May 1999:
 Scotland v  Bangladesh
Last ODI 8 September 2016:
 Scotland v  Hong Kong
First T20I 9 July 2015:
 Scotland v  United Arab Emirates
Last T20I 12 July 2015:
 Scotland v  Afghanistan
As of 9 September 2016
Source: ESPNcricinfo

The Grange Club is a cricket and sports club in the Stockbridge 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 featuring teams such as Australia, Pakistan and England. 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 five wickets to Pakistan. The Grange Cricket Club has won the Scottish Cup six times, the East of Scotland League (1953–1996) fourteen times and the Scottish National Cricket League (1997–present) five times.

It was selected as a venue to host matches in the 2015 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier tournament.[1]

Cricket World Cup[edit]

This stadium has hosted One Day International (ODI) matches during 1999 Cricket World Cup

1999 ICC Cricket World Cup[edit]


24 May 1999
Scorecard
Bangladesh 
185/9 (50 overs)
v
 Scotland
163 (46.2 overs)
Minhajul Abedin 68* (116)
John Blain 4/37 (10 overs)
Gavin Hamilton 63 (71)
Hasibul Hossain 2/26 (8 overs)
Bangladesh won by 22 runs
Grange Cricket Club Ground, Edinburgh, Scotland
Umpires: KT Francis (SL) and Dave Orchard (SA)
Player of the match: Minhajul Abedin (Ban)

31 May 1999
Scorecard
Scotland 
121 (42.1 overs)
v
 New Zealand
123/4 (17.5 overs)
Ian Stanger 27 (58)
Chris Harris 4/7 (3.1 overs)
Roger Twose 54* (49)
John Blain 3/53 (7 overs)
New Zealand won by 6 wickets
Grange Cricket Club Ground, Edinburgh, Scotland
Umpires: Rudi Koertzen (SA) and Ian Robinson (Zim)
Player of the match: Geoff Allott (NZ)
  • New Zealand needed to score 122 within 21.2 overs to qualify for Super Sixes stage. New Zealand qualified for Super Sixes. West Indies eliminated.

Squash, tennis and hockey[edit]

The Grange also hosts other sports as well as cricket. It has five squash courts, which support men's and ladies' teams that 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 play in the Euro Hockey League (EHL). The Grange Club is also home to Grange Edinburgh Ladies Hockey Club with four teams. All the constituent clubs have vibrant junior sections.

International Centuries[edit]

There are nine ODI centuries have been scored at the venue.[2]

No. Score Player Team Balls Opposing team Date Result
1 111 David Hussey  Australia 83  Scotland 28 August 2009 Won
2 113 Paul Stirling  Ireland 95  Scotland 12 July 2011 Lost
3 148 Aaron Finch  Australia 114  Scotland 3 September 2013 Won
4 151 Shaun Marsh  Australia 151  Scotland 3 September 2013 Won
5 100* Rahmat Shah  Afghanistan 123  Scotland 4 July 2016 No result
6 127 Kyle Coetzer  Scotland 121  United Arab Emirates 14 August 2016 Won
7 111* Preston Mommsen  Scotland 101  United Arab Emirates 14 August 2016 Won
8 103 Calum MacLeod  Scotland 122  United Arab Emirates 16 August 2016 Won
9 102 Calum MacLeod  Scotland 107  Hong Kong 10 September 2016 Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ICC announces schedule of ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2015". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 14 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Statistics / Statsguru / One-Day Internationals / Batting records". Retrieved 28 December 2016. 

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