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.
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
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
We are indebted to colleagues at Bonvilston for permission to share the above image with you. It is thought that it is a photograph of the Glamorgan Hunt XI taken at Cowbridge in 1927. It was displayed for many years in the Red Lion, Bonvilston and a copy can also be seen on the Bonvilston … More Can you help with this mystery photograph?
Glamorgan’s dreams of Twenty20 silverware were dashed in their first appearance at Finals Day since 2004. It was certainly thirteen years unlucky as Jacques Rudolph, during his final innings as the county’s captain, was cruelly run out in this semi-final just as he looked as if he was going to complete a fairy tale end … More 2017: Finals Day at Edgbaston.
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.
After years of dreaming that Wales would one day host Test Match cricket, and after many months of meticulous planning by the Glamorgan administrators, the first day of Test cricket in Cardiff finally dawned on July 8th – and what a day it was as Cardiff became the world’s 100th Test Match venue. Following an … More 2009: The Ashes come to Wales.
With a group of players now at their peak – as in 1993 and 1997 – the swagger and self-confidence had returned to Glamorgan Cricket and this was evident as they stormed to the National League title with three games still to play, having won eleven of their sixteen matches in the competition which now … More 2004: Glamorgan win the National League, again!
Glamorgan carved their own niche in county cricket history during 2002 by becoming the first side to win Division One of the National League the year after being winners of Division Two – a record set up in 2001 by eight wins at home, followed in 2002 by a clean sweep away from home. Their … More 2002: Glamorgan win the National League.
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.