Glamorgan County Cricket Club
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Glamorgan County Cricket Club (Welsh: Criced Morgannwg) is one of eighteen first-class county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales. It represents the historic county of Glamorgan (Welsh: Morgannwg). Founded in 1888, Glamorgan held minor status at first and was a prominent member of the early Minor Counties Championship before the First World War. In 1921, the club joined the County Championship and the team was elevated to first-class status, subsequently playing in every top-level domestic cricket competition in England and Wales.
|One Day name||Glamorgan|
|One Day captain||David Lloyd (List A) |
Chris Cooke (T20)
|Overseas player(s)||Andrew Balbirnie |
|Home ground||Sophia Gardens|
at Cardiff Arms Park
|County Championship wins||3|
|One-Day Cup wins||3|
|Twenty20 Cup/FPt20 wins||0|
Glamorgan is the only Welsh first-class cricket club. They have won the English County Championship competition in 1948, 1969 and 1997. Glamorgan have also beaten international teams from all of the Test playing nations, including Australia whom they defeated in successive tours in 1964 and 1968. The club's limited overs team is called simply Glamorgan. Kit colours are blue and yellow for limited overs matches.
The club is based in Cardiff and plays most of its home games at Sophia Gardens, which is located on the bank of the River Taff. Matches have also occasionally been played at Swansea, Colwyn Bay and Cresselly (despite the latter towns being in Denbighshire and Pembrokeshire respectively).
First XI honoursEdit
- County Championship (3) – 1948, 1969, 1997
- Sunday/National League (3) – 1993, 2002, 2004
- Minor Counties Championship (0)
- Shared (1): 1900
Second XI honoursEdit
- Second XI Championship (2) – 1965, 1980
- Second XI Twenty20 (1) – 2019
Cricket probably reached Wales and Glamorgan by the end of the 17th century. The earliest known reference to cricket in Glamorgan is a match at Swansea in 1780.
Origin of clubEdit
The formation of Glamorgan CCC took place on 6 July 1888 at a meeting in the Angel Hotel, Cardiff.
Glamorgan CCC played its initial first-class match versus Sussex CCC at Cardiff Arms Park on 18–20 May 1921 and thus increased the County Championship to 17 teams. Captained by N.V.H. Riches, Glamorgan won this first match by 23 runs. Only one more victory was achieved that summer; Glamorgan lost 14 games and finished with the wooden spoon.
Glamorgan won the county championship in 1948 under the captaincy of Wilf Wooller, whose advocacy of high fielding standards was the key to beating stronger batting and bowling teams.
Glamorgan won the championship again under Tony Lewis in 1969 and Matthew Maynard in 1997. Lewis is the only Glamorgan player to captain England in Tests, when he became the first Glamorgan cricketer to lead an England tour abroad to play series against India and Pakistan in 1972–73. Maynard, who retired at the end of the 2005 season, was one of the most successful batsmen in first class cricket over the previous 20 years. The 2005 captain, off spinner Robert Croft, proved effective on England tours, and was a useful pinch hitter in List A one-day games.
The club had plans in April 2006 to extend its grounds in the Grade 2 Listed Heritage Park that is Sophia Gardens, with a 17,500 seat super-stadium.
- No. denotes the player's squad number, as worn on the back of their shirt.
- denotes players with international caps.
- county cap. denotes a player who has been awarded a
|No.||Name||Nationality||Birth date||Batting Style||Bowling Style||Notes|
|4||Callum Taylor||Wales||19 June 1998||Right-handed||Right-arm off break|
|5||Kiran Carlson||Wales||16 May 1998||Right-handed||Right-arm off break|
|7||Billy Root||England||5 August 1992||Left-handed||Right-arm off break|
|9||Nick Selman||Australia||18 October 1995||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||UK Passport|
|41||Colin Ingram*||South Africa||3 July 1985||Left-handed||Right-arm leg break||Overseas player|
|57||Joe Cooke||England||30 May 1997||Left-handed||Right-arm medium|
|63||Andrew Balbirnie||Ireland||28 December 1990||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||Overseas player|
|21||Andrew Salter||Wales||1 June 1993||Right-handed||Right-arm off break|
|29||James Weighell||England||28 January 1994||Left-handed||Right-arm fast-medium|
|73||David Lloyd*||Wales||15 June 1992||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium||Captain (List A)|
|88||Dan Douthwaite||England||8 February 1997||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium|
|99||Marnus Labuschagne*||Australia||22 June 1994||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break||Overseas player|
|12||Alex Horton||Wales||7 January 2004||Right-handed||—|
|46||Chris Cooke*||South Africa||30 May 1986||Right-handed||—||UK passport; |
(FC & T20)
|54||Tom Cullen||Australia||4 January 1992||Right-handed||—||UK passport|
|17||Lukas Carey||Wales||17 July 1997||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium|
|20||Ruaidhri Smith||Scotland||5 August 1994||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium|
|30||Michael Neser||Australia||29 March 1990||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium||Overseas player|
|31||Michael Hogan*||Australia||31 May 1981||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium||UK passport|
|32||Prem Sisodiya||Wales||21 September 1998||Right-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|35||Jamie McIlroy||England||19 June 1994||Right-handed||Left-arm fast-medium|
|37||Roman Walker||Wales||6 August 2000||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium|
|64||Timm van der Gugten*||Netherlands||25 February 1991||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium|
Most first-class runs for Glamorgan
Most first-class wickets for Glamorgan
- Highest total for: 718/3d v. Sussex, Colwyn Bay, 2000
- Highest total against: 750 by Northamptonshire, Cardiff, 2019
- Lowest total for: 22 v. Lancashire, Liverpool, 1924
- Lowest total against: 33 by Leicestershire, Ebbw Vale, 1965
- Highest score: 309* S. P. James, Colwyn Bay, 2000
Best partnership for each wicket
|1st||374||Matthew Elliott and Steve James||Sussex||Colwyn Bay||2000|
|2nd||291||Nick Selman and Marnus Labuschagne||Sussex||Hove||2019|
|3rd||313||Emrys Davies and Willie Jones||Essex||Brentwood||1948|
|4th||425*||Adrian Dale and Viv Richards||Middlesex||Sophia Gardens||1993|
|5th||264||Maurice Robinson and Stan Montgomery||Hampshire||Bournemouth||1949|
|6th||240||Jim Allenby and Mark Wallace||Surrey||The Brit Oval||2009|
|7th||211||Tony Cottey and Ottis Gibson||Leicestershire||Swansea||1996|
|8th||202||Dai Davies and Joe Hills||Sussex||Eastbourne||1928|
|9th||203*||Joe Hills and Johnnie Clay||Worcestershire||Swansea||1929|
|10th||143||Terry Davies and Simon Daniels||Gloucestershire||Swansea||1982|
- Best bowling: 10/51 J. Mercer v. Worcestershire, Worcester, 1936
- Best match bowling: 17/212 J. C. Clay v. Worcestershire, Swansea, 1937
Lists of players and club captainsEdit
- ACS (1982). A Guide to First-Class Cricket Matches Played in the British Isles. Nottingham: ACS.
- "Most runs for Glamorgan". CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
- "Most wickets for Glamorgan". CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
- "Highest partnership for each wicket for Glamorgan". CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
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- Derek Birley, A Social History of English Cricket, Aurum, 1999
- Rowland Bowen, Cricket: A History of its Growth and Development, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1970
- Roy Webber, The Playfair Book of Cricket Records, Playfair Books, 1951
- Playfair Cricket Annual – various editions
- Wisden Cricketers' Almanack – various editions