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2021 Cricket Season opens at Inverleith

Friendly match : Stewart’s Melville CC 230 for 7 (40 overs); Edinburgh Academicals 234 for 5 (37.2 overs) The 2021 cricket season at Inverleith opened on Saturday with a friendly match against Edinburgh Academicals. The 40 overs a side match was played under the Covid rules for cricket matches introduced last year. The Stew Mel […]

Club’s Beginnings – Early Playing Field at Ravelston

In 1886 former pupils of Stewart’s College induced the Merchant Company to lease for recreational purposes ground at Ravelston known as Honeyman’s field from the governors of Trinity Hospital at what is now the junction between Queensferry Terrace and Ravelston Dykes. In 1894 the Merchant Company acquired grounds at the present Inverleith before integrating Scottish […]

New President – Ken Russell

Ken Russell (MC 1965) has been installed as the Club President in succession to Charles Wilson. Ken who lives in St Andrews where he operates principally as a business advisor these days spent much of his working life leading his own construction company and is remembered as a combative forward in the Melville College FP […]

FP Golf – Glasgow v Edinburgh

Post lockdown the Glasgow Branch of the FP Club made arrangements for the resumption of golfing activity with the annual match v Edinburgh at Milngavie Golf Club. Navigating the route into the golf course tested the map reading abilities of the visitors as much as the course itself. In the event Glasgow were determined as […]

1st XV back on top with PL win

15 February 2020 NL 2 – Stewart’s Melville 18 Preston Lodge 0 Preston Lodge visited Inverleith fourteen days after the our narrow cup win this time on league business in a game accompanied yet again by high winds and driving rain. Unlike last time Stew Mel pretty much dominated possession and secured a territorial advantage […]

1st XV turn around 22-0 Cup deficit to win in final minutes

Saturday 1st February – Inverleith Stew Mel turned around a 22-0 half-time deficit to achieve an unforeseen 34-29 win over Preston Lodge in the quarter-finals of the National League Cup. With several enforced changes from last week’s match v Dumfries the 1st half was one way traffic in the direction of the Stew-Mel goal line […]

End of the month lunch

The first of the year’s end of month lunches took place at Inverleith today. Joyce produced a great menu for the thirty plus lunchers with traditional haggis, neeps and tatties among the main course choices.

1st XV win takes them to top

Saturday 25th January The Stew Mel 1st XV scored an important win against fellow leaders Dumfries at Inverleith running in 5 tries in a 33-24 win. A fine attacking display had the team comfortably ahead most of the match but some slack defensive play kept the visitors just about within sight of a result most […]

Cricket Club AGM

The Club’s AGM was held on Tuesday 21st January at Inverleith. Lawrance Reilly continues as President with Greg Bissett continuing as Vice President. Steven Parker continues as 1st XI captain. Other appointments: Secretary – Bert Barclay; Treasurer – James Crispin; Captain 2nd XI – Adam McHoul; Captain 3rd XI – Sim Edgar; Captain 4th XI […]