B

Below is a listing of the first known reference in newspapers to cricket being played by teams starting with the letter B in various settlements in Wales during the 19th century.

Baglan 1894
Baglan Bay 1896
Bala 1869
Bala County School 1895
Bala Grammar School 1869
Bala Intermediate School 1897
Bangor 1856
Bangor Bankers 1894
Bangor Colts 1884
Bangor Grammar School 1866
Bangor Lawyers 1894
Bangor Normal College 1850

Bangor Normal College 1st XI – 1930. Credit – Glamorgan Cricket Archives


Bangor Shop Assistants 1897
Bangor University 1897
Bangor Working Men 1868
Bargoed 1888
Barmouth 1850
Barmouth Intermediate School 1896
Barmouth Visitors 1870
Barristers of the North Wales Circuit 1842
Barry (see Barry)
Bassaleg 1867
Beaufort (Ebbw Vale) 1854
Beaufort Albion 1897
Beaufort Hill Board School 1885
Beaufort School 1879
Beaumaris 1854
Beaumaris Grammar School 1882
Bedlinog 1896
Bedwas 1874

Bedwas CC in 1925. Credit – Glamorgan Cricket Archives


Bersham Paper Company 1868
Bethesda 1884
Bettws Black Bear 1874
Bettws St Mary’s Academy 1874
Birchgrove 1899
Black Lion (Nantyglo) 1876
Black Park (Chirk) 1870
Black Vale (Cwmbwrla) 1891
Blackwood 1866

Blackwood CC, as seen in 1912. Credit – Glamorgan Cricket Archives.


Blaenau Ffestiniog 1881
Blaenavon 1857
Blaenavon Thursdays 1892
Blaenavon Wesleyans 1899
Blaenavon Windsors 1897
Blaencarne 1881
Blaengarw 1899
Blaina 1852
Blaina and Cwmcelyn 1861
Blaina Cemetary 1894
Blaina Congregational 1899
Blaina Juveniles 1856
Blaina Lancaster 1894
Blaina West End 1899
Blaina West End Independents 1899
Bobbin Works (Chepstow) 1879
Bodorgan 1854
Bonvilston 1880
Bonvilston United 1888
Borth 1875
Botwnnog 1897
Boughton Lodge 1879
Brecon (see Brecon)
Bridge Works (Chepstow) 1883
Bridgend (see Bridgend)
Brogyntyn 1871
Bryn 1894
Brynamman 1875
Bryn Arvor School (Towyn) 1879
Brynawel 1895
Bryncethin 1879
Bryncethin Juniors 1889
Brynhyfryd 1874
Brynmawr 1856

The girls and ladies team at Gilwern School in Brynmawr c.1920.
Credit – Glamorgan Cricket Archives.


Brynmawr Boys School 1893
Brynmawr Juniors 1886
Brynmawr Juveniles 1856
Brynmawr Wednesdays 1895
Brynmawr White Stars 1893
Brynmenyn 1898
Brynsadler and Talygarn 1898
Bryntawe 1895
Bryn-y-Neuadd 1883
Bryn-y-Pus 1864
Builth Wells 1851

Builth Wells CC, as seen in 1948. Credit – Steve Powell / Glamorgan Cricket Archives.
The Builth Wells team of 1927. On 27 August of that year, Maldwyn Jones (seated far left) took 10/21 against Morriston Welfare CC. It was the first time the feat had been achieved at the Builth Wells ground. He was later presented with a ball mounted on a silver salver to mark his achievement. Following his death in 1987 Maldwyn’s ashes were scattered in the wood above the cricket field during a brief ceremony attended by his family and club officials. Credit – Steve Powell. Picture Credit – Glamorgan Cricket Archives.


Burry Port 1874
Burry Port Grocers 1878
Burton 1860
Bwlch-y-Cibau 1873