Selkirk Cricket Club was founded in 1851 by a pair of Yorkshiremen named Humber and Newbury who, the club’s centenary history relates, had been contracted to install new looms in the tweed mills that were then the town’s major industry. Many of the mills have long since gone but the cricket club endures to this day. Read more.
The club has produced an entire XI of cricketers who have represented Scotland as well as at least a brace of Oxford and Cambridge “Blues”. The most recent Selkirk cricketer to play for Scotland is Iain Philip. Read more.
The Border League was founded in 1895 and Selkirk have since won the title on no fewer than 23 occasions (though honesty compels us to admit that too many years have passed since the club’s last triumph). In 2011 the Border League folded and Selkirk CC joined the East of Scotland Cricket Association. Read more.
One could select a fiercely excellent team from those who have played at Philiphaugh. Among those so available for selection: Wilfred Rhodes, George Hirst, Frank Woolley, Tich Freeman, Les Ames, Learie Constantine, Keith Miller, Alma Hunt, Maurice Leyland, Imran Khan, Kim Hughes and a good many other titans of cricket too. Read more.