Cricket Ground

Who?  When?  Where?

Answer:  Calton Cricket Ground:  see 'Answer 2' below

Cricket  -  Who?  When?  Where?

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to John Stirling, Currie, Edinburgh:  November 6, 2009                            Photographer not known


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Cricket Ground

Old Photo

Thank you to John Stirling for allowing me to reproduce this photo.  The photo is taken from a collection of lantern slides that John rescued from being destroyed in 1974.  The photographer is not known.

Some of the other slides from this series are known to have been taken between about 1910 and 1920.

Who?  When?  Where?

Do you know recognise any of the players in this photo, or know when or where the photo might have been taken?

Here is another photo, possibly taken on the same occasion, that zooms in to give a better view of some of the players as they walk onto the pitch from the clubhouse.

Cricket  -  Who?  When?  Where?


If you know the answer to any of these questions, please email me.

Thank you. 

Peter Stubbs:  December 1, 2009




Bob Sinclair

Queensland, Australia

Thank you to Bob Sinclair who wrote:

Grange or Edinburgh Academy?

"This could be the Grange Cricket Club or Edinburgh Academy cricket club. The wall seems familiar, but you could check with the clubs at Stockbridge."

Bob Sinclair, Queensland, Australia:  December 14, 2009

I'll have a look next time I'm in the Stockbridge area.  The large building behind the pavilion looks like a good clue if' it's still standing.

Bob Sinclair, Queensland, Australia:  December 14, 2009



Archie Young

Moredun, Edinburgh

Thank you to Archie Young who wrote:


"This photo is of the Carlton Cricket Team at the Carlton Cricket Ground at Grange Loan Edinburgh, the Cricket Club was founded in 1863.  Dr. W. G. Grace played there."

Archie Young, Moredun, Edinburgh:  December 14, 2009



Hugh Parker

Thank you to Hugh Parker for writing to tell me that he believes that the two photos below are by Yerbury, who took Carlton Cricket Team photos until modern times.                        There is no photographer's name on the lantern slides that I saw.

Hugh wrote:

Carlton XI  v.  Essex XI

    Cricket  -  Who?  When?  Where?

"This photo was taken in 1924 at a match between Carlton XI (featuring EA MacDonald who played for Australia) and J W H T Douglas's Essex XI. It appears on page 163 of 'Play' with the caption 'Douglas's XI taking the field'.

Douglas is the man in the middle of the picture.  He had an interesting sporting record * and a sad early death."

Hugh Parker: January 9, 2011

This link that Hugh provided is to a Wikipedia page that lists some of the sporting achievements of  John ('Johnny') William Henry Tyler Douglas.

-  Boxing:  Middleweight Olympic Champion, 1908

-  Cricket:  Played for England before and after World War I
Captained England 18 times.

-  Football:  Played once for the England amateur side.

Hugh added

Second Photo

"Presumably the other image comes from the same match.

Cricket  -  Who?  When?  Where?

Despite what looks like a healthy crowd to modern eyes, N L Stevenson wrote: "It was unfortunate that the Club's enterprise in arranging this fixture against the Essex XI (at full strength except for P A Perrin and Russell) was not too well supported by the public and a considerable financial loss was incurred"

Hugh Parker: January 9, 2011


Where is it?

Around Edinburgh