Community Club, based in Aberfeldy.

Welcome to Breadalbane Cricket Club

Breadalbane Cricket Club are based at Victoria Park in Aberfeldy. The club are members of the Strathmore and Perthshire Cricket Union (SPCU), and currently play competitively in SPCU Division 1, as well as the midweek SPCU T20 Trophy. From April to September the club train on Thursday evenings, 6pm-8pm, at Victoria Park. New members are always welcome.

History of the Club

By the 1880s there were well over 100 cricket clubs in Perthshire. In Highland Perthshire alone there were fifteen. Today only one remains. Breadalbane Cricket Club, was formed in 1869 with the support of Lord Breadalbane, the local landowner and friend of Queen Victoria. He gifted the club a patch of land nestled next to the river in Aberfeldy, where the football pitch and golf course now stand. The wicket may have been rough and the facilities sparse by modern standards, but the club thrived, entering and winning the first Perthshire league, beating larger and more glamorous opponents, and even boasting first class players among their ranks.

Following a hiatus for the Great War, the local council decided to evict the club from their spiritual home in 1919, after half a century, to enable the construction of a new football pitch and extension to the golf course. Luckily, a new home was found in Victoria Park, although the postwar years would prove to be much harder for the club. A poor pitch, lack of players and the growth of football meant the interwar years would see the club reduced to playing friendly matches only. Those years did produce one young player, however, Peter ‘Percy’ Jackson, who would take more than 1,000 first class wickets for Worcestershire – including that of the greatest batter of all time, Sir Donald Bradman. Bradman would even single out Jackson in his famous autobiography ‘Farewell to Cricket’.

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2024 Fixtures

Date Fixture Venue Game
Saturday 4th May v Glenrothes H Div 1
Saturday 11th May v Rossie Priory A Div 1
Saturday 18th May v Largo A Div 1
Saturday 25th May v Kinloch H Div 1
Saturday 1st June v Stoneywood Dyce 2 H Div 1
Saturday 8th June v Falkland 2 H Div 1
Saturday 15th June v Perth Doo'cot 2 A Div 1
Saturday 22nd June v Arbroath United 2 A Div 1
Saturday 29th June v Falkland 2 A Div 1
Saturday 6th July v Glenrothes A Div 1
Saturday 13th July v Rossie Priory H Div 1
Saturday 20th July v Largo H Div 1
Saturday 27th July v Kinloch A Div 1
Saturday 3rd August v Stoneywood Dyce 2 A Div 1
Saturday 10th August v Crescent H Div 1
Saturday 17th August v Perth Doo'cot 2 H Div 1
Saturday 24th August v Arbroath United 2 H Div 1
Saturday 31st August v Crescent A Div 1

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