CRICKET has strong roots in Scotland, despite its traditional reputation for being an English game.

Glasgow City Archives has some great records of city clubs, too.

One example is Clydesdale Cricket Club, founded in 1848.

According to the club’s own archive, it is the third oldest established cricket club in Scotland and ‘probably the City of Glasgow’s oldest surviving team sports organisation.’

It was set up by Archie Campbell from Hawick and moved from its initial premises in Kinning Park to its current home at Titwood in 1873.

Whatever happened to that old ground?

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The club’s website states: “The old ground was sold to a fledgling football club, called Glasgow Rangers….”

In 1977, Titwood was chosen as the national facility for Scottish cricket, regularly hosting major international matches.

Clydesdale were founder members of the Western Union Cricket League which began in earnest in 1890, and have provided many players for the international side.

Interesting to note, too, that cricket and football are closely linked.

Clydesdale’s footballing arm played in the first ever Scottish Cup final, losing 2-0 to Queens Park in 1874.

Its members even helped to set up the Scottish Football Association.

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