Memories from the Museum

This section of the website has been inspired by visits to the Museum at the headquarters of Glamorgan Cricket, plus feedback from visitors after looking at the wonderful objects and photographs in the Museum’s collection  and showcased on these pages.

There are also articles written by several of the volunteers who assist at the Museum and have researched the fascinating history associated with the objects and photographs in the collection, thereby helping others to enjoy their visits besides conserving the long and proud history of cricket throughout Wales.

A family enjoy cricket on the beach at Tenby during September 1914. Photo Credit – CC4 Museum of Welsh Cricket.

Click on the highlighted text in red below to read these memories and other stories about various aspects of cricket and the people who have played the game in Wales:

East Africa in Wales: 1975

The Glamorgan cricketer who was a pioneer in the study of meteorology in Wales

The English footballer who played cricket for Newport and Monmouthshire

Gilbert Jessop in Wales

Sir Herbert Merrett

A hat-trick of stumpings

The best-ever bowling performance in Wales?

The David’s of Porthmadog

Jock Tait – the man who nearly scored a century in Glamorgan’s first-ever game

The game when two Glamorgan bowlers each took nine wickets in an innings

A journey to Hell?

Glamorgan’s first-ever victory in Yorkshire

Cardiff Alpha CC: “the smartest young club in the district”

The first-ever five day cricket match in Wales

Edmund David – the first man to captain Glamorgan CCC

The Prime Minister who played club cricket in Flintshire

Charles Leslie: Montgomeryshire’s first-ever Test cricketer

The multi-millionaire who played county cricket for Denbighshire

The day Glamorgan became a first-class county

Cricket at Marchwiel Hall

Alfred Holsinger: the first Sri Lankan professional in Wales

1 December 1888: A fund-raising concert in Rogerstone

“Glamorgan are worth going to see” writes CLR James, the famous Caribbean writer and politician

The Pembrokeshire cricketer who became President of the MCC

An alarming incident at Cardiff Arms Park

Can you help with this photo? Glamorgan Hunt 1927?

The Mackintosh and Jack Brain turn out for Bonvilston, May 1904

Cardiff Alpha CC – The Boys from Canton.

Constance captains Glamorgan.

Haydn Davies: 500 not out.

The Welsh Cygnets at Llandudno, 1927. Photo Credit – CC4 Museum of Welsh Cricket.
Swansea after Glamorgan’s victory over the 1968 Australians. Photo Credit: Glamorgan Cricket Archives.

If you would like to share your memories, please contact or ring 02920 419383.