‘Glamorgan are worth going to see’: C.L.R. James’s reports on Glamorgan against Lancashire for the Manchester Guardian, 1934-35.

In April 1933, just over a year after arriving in Britain, the young black Trinidadian writer C.L.R. James started work alongside Neville Cardus as a cricket correspondent for the Manchester Guardian. According to Paul Buhle, James’s authorised biographer, this made James ‘the first West Indian, the first man of colour, to serve as cricket reporter … More ‘Glamorgan are worth going to see’: C.L.R. James’s reports on Glamorgan against Lancashire for the Manchester Guardian, 1934-35.

The Pembrokeshire cricketer who became President of the MCC

It’s a little known fact that a cricketer from Pembrokeshire was elected in 1870 as President of the Marylebone Cricket Club. The man in question was John Henry Philipps (later Scourfield) who enjoyed a successful playing career with the MCC besides being a leading light with Haverfordwest CC before becoming the town’s MP and later … More The Pembrokeshire cricketer who became President of the MCC

23 September 1904: An alarming incident at Cardiff Arms Park

On this day in 1904 the pride and joy of both Cardiff CC and Glamorgan CCC, namely the new pavilion at Cardiff Arms Park, was almost lost before it had been even completed. The dilapidated state of the old pavilion at the Cardiff Arms Park, designed along the lines of an Alpine chalet and installed … More 23 September 1904: An alarming incident at Cardiff Arms Park

2013: Glamorgan lose their third final at Lord’s.

An overcast morning in St. John’s Wood was the start, according to the Glamorgan faithful who headed to London in their droves, of the day when the Welsh county would celebrate the Club’s 125th anniversary by lifting their first-ever one-day title at Lord’s. At first, everything seemed to be going to script as in the … More 2013: Glamorgan lose their third final at Lord’s.

2000: Steve James makes 309* at Colwyn Bay.

2000 witnessed a record-breaking game against Sussex at Colwyn Bay. Since the mid-1960s, Glamorgan have regularly travelled up to the popular resort in order to fly the county flag, and to reward their loyal supporters in North Wales. The pitch at the Rhos-on-Sea ground has generally been one on which the batsmen have gorged themselves, … More 2000: Steve James makes 309* at Colwyn Bay.