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The Grange Club
The Grange
The Grange - geograph.org.uk - 177673.jpg
The clubhouse
Ground information
Location7 Portgower Place, Edinburgh
Coordinates55°57′40″N 3°12′47″W / 55.961°N 3.213°W / 55.961; -3.213Coordinates: 55°57′40″N 3°12′47″W / 55.961°N 3.213°W / 55.961; -3.213
Establishment1832
Capacity5,000
OwnerThe Grange Club
TenantsScotland national cricket team (1999-present)
End names
Pavilion End
Nursery End
International information
First ODI24 May 1999:
 Scotland v  Bangladesh
Last ODI21 May 2019:
 Scotland v  Sri Lanka
First T20I9 July 2015:
 Scotland v  United Arab Emirates
Last T20I19 September 2019:
 Scotland v  Zimbabwe
As of 19 September 2021
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.

History

The Grange Club was founded in 1832, in The Grange district of Edinburgh. In 1872 it moved to its current location at Raeburn Place in the Stockbridge district and has hosted out of its pavilion since 1894. The pavilion cost £1,400 and was officially opened on 29 June 1895 by Lord Moncrieff. The pavilion was restored in 1998 at a cost of £450,000.[1]

After the Scottish Cricket Union disbanded in 1884 The Grange Club assumed responsibility as the governing body of cricket in Scotland for a time and still holds considerable national influence.

The decorative scheme to the interior of the Pavilion is designed to complement the exterior. The Long Room, is modelled on the Marylebone Cricket Club's 'Long Room' at Lord's Cricket Ground, London.

The Club was also associated with The Dyvours Club, Edinburgh's oldest lawn tennis club, who were founded in 1883, and played on the grounds.[2]

Cricket

View of the clubhouse, 2021
View of the clubhouse, 2021

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 Andrew Flintoff. The ground has hosted Scotland's home matches in ECB domestic cricket competitions.

International Venue

The Grange hosted Scotland's first official One Day International (ODI) outside of Cricket World Cup on 27 June 2006. A capacity crowd saw Scotland lose by five wickets to Pakistan. It was selected as a venue to host matches in the 2015 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier tournament.[3]

Clubs

The Grange Club is the home ground for:

Cricket World Cup

This stadium hosted two ODIs during the 1999 Cricket World Cup.

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.

Scotland v England June 2018

See also: English cricket team in Scotland in 2018

Only ODI

10 June 2018
11:00
Scorecard
Scotland 
371/5 (50 overs)
v
 England
365 (48.5 overs)
Calum MacLeod 140* (94)
Adil Rashid 2/72 (10 overs)
Jonny Bairstow 105 (59)
Mark Watt 3/55 (10)
Scotland won by 6 runs
The Grange Club, Edinburgh
Umpires: Marais Erasmus (SA) and Allan Haggo (Sco)
Player of the match: Calum MacLeod (Sco)
  • England won the toss and elected to field.
  • Dylan Budge (Sco) made his ODI debut.
  • Calum MacLeod scored the fastest century by a batsman for Scotland in ODIs[6] and became the first batsman for Scotland to score a century in ODIs against England.[7]
  • Scotland made their highest score in ODIs and the highest score by an Associate team against a Full Member team.[7]
  • Jonny Bairstow became the first batsman for England to score centuries in three consecutive ODIs.[7]
  • Scotland win for the first time against England in any format.[7]

International Centuries

One-Day Internationals

Fourteen ODI centuries have been scored on the ground.[8]

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 (1/2)  Afghanistan 123  Scotland 4 July 2016 No result
6 127 Kyle Coetzer (1/2)  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 (1/4)  Scotland 122  United Arab Emirates 16 August 2016 Won
9 102 Calum MacLeod (2/4)  Scotland 107  Hong Kong 10 September 2016 Won
10 109 Kyle Coetzer (2/2)  Scotland 101  Zimbabwe 15 June 2017 Won
11 140* Calum MacLeod (3/4)  Scotland 94  England 10 June 2018 Won
12 105 Jonny Bairstow  England 59  Scotland 10 June 2018 Lost
13 100 Calum MacLeod (4/4)  Scotland 89  Afghanistan 10 May 2019 Lost
14 113 Rahmat Shah (2/2)  Afghanistan 115  Scotland 10 May 2019 Won

Five Wicket Hauls

One Day Internationals

Four ODI five-wicket hauls have been taken on the ground.[9]

No. Bowler Date Team Opposing team Inn Overs Runs Wkts Econ Result
1 Gordon Goudie 28 August 2009  Scotland  Australia 1 10 73 5 7.30 Lost
2 Lasith Malinga 13 July 2011  Sri Lanka  Scotland 2 9.4 30 5 3.10 Won
3 Con de Lange 15 June 2017  Scotland  Zimbabwe 2 8 60 5 7.50 Won
4 Graeme Cremer 17 June 2017  Zimbabwe  Scotland 1 10 29 5 2.90 Won

Twenty20 Internationals

Only one twenty-20 five-wicket hauls have been taken on the ground.[10]

No. Bowler Date Team Opposing team Inn Overs Runs Wkts Econ Result
1 Alasdair Evans 11 July 2015  Scotland  Netherlands 1 4 24 5 6.00 Lost

Squash, tennis and hockey

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 is also home to The Dyvours Club which 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. The Grange Club is also home to Grange Edinburgh Ladies Hockey Club with four teams. All the constituent clubs have vibrant junior sections.

References

  1. ^ "About :: About".
  2. ^ Historic Environment Scotland. "The Grange Club Pavilion, Portgower Place, Edinburgh (LB43497)". Retrieved 6 July 2021.
  3. ^ "ICC announces schedule of ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2015". International Cricket Council. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Gen!us Grange Cricket – Play, thrive, fail, learn, win".
  5. ^ "Grange Cricket Club, Edinburgh Match Schedule and upcoming match details".
  6. ^ "Scotland stun England as Calum MacLeod hits 140 not out in Edinburgh". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  7. ^ a b c d "Record-breaking Scotland defeat No. 1 ranked England". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Statistics / Statsguru / One-Day Internationals / Batting records". Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  9. ^ "Statistics / Statsguru / One-Day Internationals / Bowling records". Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  10. ^ "Statistics / Statsguru / Twenty-20 Internationals / Bowling records". Retrieved 28 December 2016.

See also