Murrayfield Cricket Club
The Murrayfield Cricket club was founded as London Road Church Cricket Club in 1909. But the club did not start playing right away after its formation as there was another church team. The club was a part of the Church Road Cricket club until 1952, when difference cropped between the two church teams. The club was looking over for a new facility in Edinburgh parks and finally settled into Roseburn Park. In 1992 the club again changed its name to Murrayfield CC, to enhance their local identity. The existing Murrayfield-DAFS Cricket Club had been established in 2000 from the merger of Murrayfield CC and DAFS CC and in 2007 Roseburn CC merged with the Murrayfield club.
The club joined the East of Scotland League in the 1950’s and started playing in Division’s also. In 1960’s club had success in Edinburgh Public Parks Trophy competition which they have won 16 times and also they reached in the semi-finals of the Masterton Trophy in 1967. In 1960’s the club was probably at its best form. 1970’s was not as eventful as the 1960’s period. In 1980’s again the club got two more teams in a 2nd XI was formed in 1983 and a 3rd XI in 1989. In the 1990’s the club had a lean patch.
In 2001 it was decided that the club is to be merged with DAFS Cricket Club. DAFS itself was struggling with the form and the clubs saw that merging them would provide better prospects for the teams. Now the things are looking brighter for the club as all the three teams are performing well, with the 1st and 2nd XI now playing at the Civil Service Sports Ground while the 3rd XI at Roseburn Park.
Throughout the years the club had very fine players in David Fraser, Fraser Watts and Stan Duncan, who was associated with the London Road CC from 1932 to 1973, and was popularly known as ‘Mr. London Road’.
The club has teams playing on Saturday’s in Division 2, 3, 5 and 8 in the East of Scotland League based at Roseburn Park Edinburgh. The club enjoys Cricket Scotland Top Club Active and Approved status.
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