Wales Minor Counties Cricket Club

Wales Minor Counties Cricket Club is one of twenty minor county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales. It represents all of the historic counties of Wales except Glamorgan and is currently the only non-English member of the Minor Counties Championship.

Wales Minor Counties Cricket Club
CaptainDarren Thomas
Team information
Home groundVarious
Minor Counties Championship wins0
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Official websiteWales MCCC

The team is currently a member of the Minor Counties Championship Western Division, having joined in 1988 after Somerset's second eleven left the competition, and plays in the MCCA Knockout Trophy. Wales Minor Counties played List A matches occasionally from 1993 until 2005 but is not classified as a List A team per se.[1]


  • Minor Counties Championship (0)
  • MCCA Knockout Trophy (0)

Club historyEdit

Some Welsh counties formerly competed individually in the Minor Counties Championship. Glamorgan was easily the most successful and it became first-class in 1921. The others were Carmarthenshire from 1908 to 1911; Denbighshire from 1930 to 1935; and Monmouthshire from 1901 to 1934.

Following the withdrawal of the Somerset Second XI from Minor Counties cricket at the end of the 1987 season, Wales Minor Counties entered Minor Counties cricket for the 1988 season as their replacement. However Wales Minor Counties is yet to win the Minor Counties Championship or the MCCA Knockout Trophy.

The club first played List A cricket in the 1993 NatWest Trophy against Sussex.[2] The club appeared in eighteen List A matches from 1993 to 2005, winning eight and losing ten, the majority of which were against first-class opponents.[2] Wales Minor Counties lost the right to play List A cricket when the Minor Counties were excluded from the Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy from the 2006 season onward.[3]

Notable playersEdit

See List of Wales Minor Counties Cricket Club List A players and Category:Wales Minor Counties cricketers

The following Wales Minor Counties cricketers also made an impact on the first-class game or are of note in other fields:


The club have no fixed home, but play their matches at various grounds across Wales. Grounds used for the 2011 season include:


  1. ^ "List A events played by Wales Minor Counties". CricketArchive. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  2. ^ a b "List A Matches played by Wales Minor Counties". CricketArchive. Retrieved 22 August 2011.
  3. ^ Briggs, Simon (24 December 2004). "Minor counties denied their day in sun". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 22 August 2011.