Cardiff

The first known reference to cricket being played in Cardiff dates from 1819. Below is a listing of the first known reference in newspapers to cricket being played by other teams based in Cardiff during the 19th century.

Adamsdown 1861
Adamsdown Lillywhites 1885
Albany 1888
Albany Board School 1889
Albany Road 1895
Albany Road Wesleyans 1898
Albion 1878
Albion House School 1876
Alpha (Canton) 1893
Amalgamated Railways1875
Anchor (Cathays) 1852
Banks (United Banks) 1876
Barracks 1884
Barristers 1858
Baseball CC 1893
Beaufort 1864
Belgrave1888
Belle Vue 1874
Belmont 1888
Belville 1881
Bethany 1896
Bethel 1893
Bishop of Llandaff’s XI 1896
Blue Anchor 1885
Blue Cap 1864
Blue Ribbon 1883
Borough 1895
Boyle and Co 1891
Boys 1880
Broadway Wesleyans 1885
Bute Docks 1859
Bute Household 1870
Caerau 1874
Caledonian 1885
Cambrian 1861
Canal Wharf 1893
Canton 1866

Canton Baptist Church CC.
Credit – Glamorgan Cricket Archives.


Canton Academy 1874
Canton Alexandria’s 1899
Canton Alpha 1893
Canton Church Choir 1887
Canton National School 1881
Canton Parish Church 1887
Canton Rovers 1879
Canton Star 1880
Canton Wesleyans 1876
Canton Windsors 1898
Carlton (Cathays) 1878
Cardiff Carriage Company (Fullers) 1896
Castle 1891
Castle Road Juniors 1889
Cathays 1895
Cathays Anchor 1881
Cathays Lillywhites 1884
Cathays Wesleyans 1888
Cathays Windsors 1893
Cathays Works 1878
Cathedral Stars (Llandaff) 1898
Central 1888
Charles Street Congregational 1885
Charles Street Juniors 1887
Charles Street Wesleyans 1880
Church Road 1888
Clarence 1875
Clarke and Dovey’s XI 1897
Coal Exchange 1899
College/School 1879
Colorado Beetles 1880
Commercial Traveller’s Association 1898
Commercials 1873
Connaught Rangers 1893
Conservative Club 1892
Conservative Workingmen 1890
Conway Road 1898
Conway Road Congregational 1876
Cork 1885
Coronet 1874
Corporation 1898
Cory Brothers 1894
Crescent 1891
Cross Brothers 1867
Crown 1875
Crusaders 1882
Crwys Road School 1888
David and Evans’ XI 1899
David Jones and Company 1891
David Roberts and Son 1888
De Burgh Street 1889
Diamond Stars 1896
Diamond Street 1897
Dock Reserves 1895
Dockers 1885
Docks United 1898
Drapers 1867
Duke Street (Smith & Son) 1879
Dumfries Place 1883
East Grove 1874
Egerton Rovers 1893
Electric Telegraph 1870
Ellen Street 1891
Ely 1873
Ely Boys School 1895
Ely Racecourse 1893
Ely Industrial Schools 1891
Ely Paper Works 1872
Ely Wesleyans 1898
Empire 1890
Engineers 1885
Excelsior 1868
Fairoak 1858
Fairwater 1886
Fern Rangers 1883
Fullers, Birtells and Co 1888
Gabalfa 1878
Glossop Terrace 1882
Good Templars 1875
Gordon Crescent 1898
Grand Theatre 1891
Grange Baptists 1898
Grange Conservatives 1895
Grange Crescents 1899
Grange Myrtles 1898
Grange Park Juniors 1898
Grange Thistles 1898
Grange United 1898
Grange Wesleyans 1880
Grange Windsors 1894
Grangemouth Juniors 1892
Grangetown 1880
Great Western Railway 1892
Grocers 1867
Guildford Street 1884
Guildford Street Methodists 1894
Hamilton Street 1891
Hancocks 1885
Hanovers 1898
Havannah School 1898
Hayes 1887
Hayes Drapers 1886
Hearts of Oak 1871
Heath 1877
Heathfield 1896
Herne Brothers 1882
Higher Grade School 1887
Holiday Club 1858
Hope 1871

Howard Rangers (East Moors) 1891
Howells Drapers 1880
Imperial 1885
Importations 1885
Insurance Brokers 1899
Invincibles 1894
Ironmongers 1867
Jenkins, Clarke and Co 1890
Jolly Grangers 1880
Juniors 1858
Kerdale 1891
Kincraig Juniors 1891
Kings Court College 1898
Kings Road 1890
Kirkdale 1891
Law School 1875
Lillywhites 1888
Llandaff (see Llandaff)
Llanishen 1873
Llanishen Juniors 1888
Llanrumney 1878
Longcross 1866
Longcross Street 1887
Loudoun 1885
Loudoun Lillywhites 1885
Loudoun Square 1866
Loudoun Victoria’s 1886
Loudoun Wesleyan 1886
Lynholme 1896
Mackintosh 1887
Mackintosh Juniors 1892

Mackintosh Wednesdays 1892
Maindy 1870
Maindy Barracks 1886
Marlborough 1888
Marlborough Road 1890
Melrose 1885
Merlin (Radyr) 1898
Metal Street School 1890
Middle Class School 1885
Monkton House School 1870
Moorlands 1895
Moss Rose 1885
Mount 1898
Mount Hermon 1894
Mount Stuart 1866
Mount Tabor 1898
Mr Sydenham’s XI 1891
Mr Trice’s School 1869
National Provincial Bank 1885
National Telephone 1896
New Cardiff 1861
New Trinity (Canton) 1891
Ninian Road 1897
Nondescripts 1882
Oakfield Stars 1897
Old Mackintoshians 1894
Oxford 1875
Oxford Juniors 1891
Park Villas 1898
Park Wanderers 1890
Parkside 1898
Pellet Rochford 1885
Penylan 1897
Philharmonic Music House 1883
Phoenix 1870
Pickwick 1881
Police 1891
Post Office 1895
Presbyterians 1891
Press 1880
Primrose 1888
Prince of Wales 1866
Proprietary School 1876
Pupil Teachers 1897
Radnor Stars 1898

Radyr 1885

Radyr CC seen in 1908.
Credit – Glamorgan Cricket Archives.


Rawden Rovers 1889
Red and White Daisy 1888
Red Cap 1870
Rev. EA Green’s School 1869
Rev Sparks’ Academy 1860
Rhymney Railway 1872
Richards Terrace 1889
Richmond 1878
Richmond Juniors 1891
Richmond Road Congregationals 1889
Richmond Wanderers 1883
Riversdale 1886
Riverside 1885
Riverside Star 1898
Riverside Workingmens Liberal Club 1897
Roath 1858
Roath Albions 1899
Roath Baseball Club 1893
Roath Bedouins 1883
Roath Castle Juniors 1888
Roath Collegiate School 1882
Roath Conservatives 1889
Roath Dock 1884
Roath Dock Harriers 1884
Roath Harlequins 1886
Roath Juniors 1886
Roath Lillywhites 1879
Roath Park 1898
Roath Park Congregationals 1899
Roath Park Juniors 1896
Roath Park School 1896
Roath Park Wesleyans 1885
Roath Road Juniors 1892
Roath Road Wesleyans 1889
Roath Star 1889
Roath Wanderers / Roath Rovers 1878
Roath Wednesdays 1889
Roath Windsors 1889
Rockshire 1886
Rookwood Rangers 1885
Royal 1887
Royal Oak 1883
Royal Stores 1894
Ryder Street 1889
Saltmead Hall 1898
Schoolmasters 1868
Science and Art Club 1869
Severn Road 1880
Severn Road School 1887
Smith and Co 1880
Solicitors 1885
South Wales Daily News 1874
Spillers 1897
Splott 1896
Splott Baptists 1898
Splott Wesleyans 1897
Springfield Rangers 1889
St. Albans 1894
St Andrews 1884
St. Andrews Juniors 1891
St. Arvans 1888
St. Aubyn’s 1898
St. Catharines Choir 1884
St. Clements 1882
St. Columba 1883
St. Dyfrig’s 1897
St Fagans 1862
St. Fagans Band 1879
St. Fagans Borderers 1881
St Fagans Castle Household 1872
St. Fagans Juniors 1870
St. Fagans Windsors 1898
St. Fagans Windsors Juniors 1898
St. Germans 1883
St. Hermons 1893
St. James 1881
St. Johns 1880
St. John’s (Canton) 1897
St. Jude’s 1898
St. Luke’s 1898
St. Margarets Church 1878
St. Martins 1889
St. Martins Juniors 1891
St. Mary’s 1856
St. Mary’s Hall 1888
St. Mary’s Juniors 1891
St. Mellons 1888
St. Monica’s 1899
St. Pauls 1879
St. Pauls (Grangetown) 1898
St. Pauls Juniors 1891
St. Saviours 1889
St. Vincent’s 1891
Standard 1874
Star 1881
Star Juveniles 1882
Star Street 1886
Stock Exchange 1899
Stuart 1870
Taff Vale Engineers 1864
Taff Vale Railway 1873
Taff Vale Railway Clerks 1864
Taff Vale Railway Fitters 1864
Tailors 1891
Talbots 1898

Teachers 1898
The Hillsides (Cyncoed) 1899
Theatre 1881
Theatre Royal 1880
Tredegarville 1879
Trinity Church 1898
Tudor Printing Works 1898
Tyneside 1881
United Clothiers 1891
United Press 1880
United Railways 1875
United Schools 1876
University College 1881
Victoria (Canton) 1870
Victoria (Roath) 1892
Victoria Rangers 1886
Victoria Saturday 1889
Victoria Star 1898
Violet 1885
Volunteers 1868
Wanderers 1875
Water Rats 1895
Waterloo 1888
Wauntreoda 1869
Wednesdays 1892
Welcome 1883
Wellfield 1898
Wesley 1882
Wesleyans 1875
West Grove 1892
Westbourne 1872
Westbourne Juniors 1874
Western Mail 1874
Westminster 1895
Wharton and Co (Howells) 1888
Whitchurch 1865
Whitchurch Workingmen 1899
White Hart 1885
White Rose 1885
Whitley Batch 1891
Windsor 1866
Wire Rope Mechanics 1891
Wood Street Congregationals 1893
Woodville 1883
Wyndham Street Rovers 1888
Yeomanry 1898
YMCA 1858
Young Grangers 1881