Stirling County Cricket Club
Address: New Williamfield, Royal Stuart Way, Stirling, FK7 7WS
Phone: 01786 450413
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Located in the heart of Scotland, Stirling County is a lively and welcoming cricket club, offering cricket for seniors, ladies and juniors of all levels of ability and experience. Founded in 1862, the club can boast a long and successful history that spans more than 150 years. For over 100 years, the club played its cricket at Williamfield, near the centre of Stirling in Torbrex.
In 2005, the club took the huge step of accepting an offer from Stirling Council to move from our old ground in exchange for a new facility in the Springkerse area of the city. The last game was played at Williamfield at the end of the 2005 season and we spent 2006 without a ground.
This saw the First XI play all their games away from home while the Second and Third XIs played on Stirling University's grounds. At the beginning of the 2007 season, we completed our move to a brand new ground on the outskirts of Stirling and have since enjoyed playing on some of the best cricketing facilities in Scotland.
The club provide four Saturday sides, with the First and Second XIs playing in the Western District Cricket Union against sides from the west side of Scotland and the Third and Fourth XIs playing in the Eastern of Scotland Cricket Association against dies from the east of the country.
We also have a thriving junior section, who play their games in the WDCU, that begins with Kwik Cricket from the age of seven and leads up to our Under 15 sides.
Our Ladies division is one of the biggest success stories from our recent history. Lead by Scotland's women's cricket development officer and one of Scotland's most successful female cricketers, Kari Carswell, the side won the inaugural Women's Scottish Cup in 2010 with a side almost completely compiled of first-time cricketers.
Since our move to New Williamfield, we have hosted many big events in the Scottish cricketing calendar, including many age-group Scotland matches, Scottish district cricket and the showpiece Scottish Cup final in both 2013 and 2014. Internationally, we hosted the Women's World Cup qualifiers in 2010 and in 2015 the biggest event yet comes to our ground as we are one of the venues that have been selected to host the ICC World t20 qualifiers between the associate nations.