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is a cricket
Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of 11 players on an oval-shaped field, at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard long pitch. One team bats, trying to score as many runs as possible while the other team bowls and fields, trying to dismiss the batsmen and thus limit the...
and sports club in the Stockbridge
Stockbridge is an area of Edinburgh, located towards the north of the city, bounded by the New Town and by Comely Bank. The name is Scots stock brig from Anglic stocc brycg, meaning a timber bridge. Originally a small outlying village, it was incorporated into the City of Edinburgh in the 19th...
district of Edinburgh
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. The cricket ground, commonly known as The Grange
, is the regular home of the Scotland national cricket team.
The Grange has hosted numerous high profile international matches over the years including. Australia, Pakistan, and England have played in recent years, with England due to play Scotland again on 19 June 2010. Some of the world's finest cricketers have played at "The Grange", from W. G. Grace
William Gilbert Grace, MRCS, LRCP was an English amateur cricketer who is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest players of all time, having a special significance in terms of his importance to the development of the sport...
in 1895 and Donald Bradman
Sir Donald George Bradman, AC , often referred to as "The Don", was an Australian cricketer, widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman of all time...
in 1948 to Brian Lara
Brian Charles Lara, TC, OCC, AM is a former West Indian international cricket player. Lara is generally regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time...
in 1995, Shane Warne and Freddie Flintoff – to name just a few. 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
The ICC Cricket World Cup is the premier international championship of men's One Day International cricket. The event is organised by the sport's governing body, the International Cricket Council , with preliminary qualification rounds leading up to a finals tournament which is held every four years...
on 27 June 2006. A capacity crowd saw Scotland lose by 5 wickets to Pakistan.
The Grange also hosts other sports as well as cricket. It has three squash courts, which support men's and ladies' teams compete at all levels. Uniquely for a private Club in Scotland, The Grange also has five superb grass tennis courts and three floodlit astroturf courts. Grange Hockey Club supports 7 male hockey teams which represents a broad range of ability. The 1st X1 recently played in Europe, having won the Scottish Cup in 2009.