Greenock - Glen Park

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Glen Park is a cricket ground, the first cricket match there took place in 1869.

The Athletic News of May 24th 1882 reported on an athletics meeting at Glen Park cricket ground which included bicycle races on a grass track put on by Greenock Amateur Bicycle Club. The races were two miles (confined) and a two miles open handicap events.

The athletics meeting became an annual event and by 1885 the number of cycle events had increased to 1 and 2 miles bicycle handicap and 1 mile tricycle handicap races.

The Glen Park athletics meetings seemed to come to an end in the mid-1880's around the time that bicycle racing started at Cappielow.

The ground is still in use by Greenock Cricket Club.


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