The Sunday League contest between Sussex and Glamorgan at Hastings in 1978 was the complete one-day game. It had everything – runs, wickets, fine catches, accurate bowling and the outcome remaining in the balance until the penultimate ball. However, if there were any budding poets in the crowd that afternoon, I doubt if they would … More 1978: the last ball win at Hastings.
1976 had been a rotten summer for Glamorgan, so when Somerset travelled to Cardiff for the final match of the Sunday League season it looked a formality that they would secure the win they needed to give the West Country side their first title. Little had gone right for the Welsh county during the long, … More Victory over Somerset by one run at Cardiff in 1976.
Glamorgan met Middlesex in the final of the 1977 Gillette Cup final with Lord`s being more like Cardiff Arms Park on the day of a rugby international, especially as the weather was distinctly autumnal.. The pitch was only just fit for play after overnight rain, so the toss was clearly going to be crucial. On … More The Gillette Cup Final of 1977.
Glamorgan had tasted little success in one day cricket, so it was no surprise at the start of the 1977 season to see them listed as rank outsiders for the Gillette Cup, the premier limited overs competition. However, the Welsh county made a complete mockery of these odds, put together a series of comprehensive victories … More 1977: the Gillette Cup semi-final at Swansea.
Glamorgan`s match against Yorkshire at Swansea in 1965 saw Glamorgan record a 31-run victory inside two days, with Glamorgan`s two spin bowlers, Don Shepherd and Jim Pressdee, each taking nine wickets in an innings – Pressdee in the first, and Shepherd in the second. Their feat took place on a Swansea wicket which took spin … More 1965: ‘Shep’ and ‘Pres’ each take nine wickets as Yorkshire are beaten.
Needing one more victory to clinch the 1969 title, there were long queues from early in the morning for Glamorgan’s final home game of 1969 against Worcestershire at the county`s relatively new ground at Sophia Gardens, with everyone eager to witness the final chapter of a fantastic summer`s events. They were also fortunate to witness … More 1969: Magical Majid against Worcestershire at Sophia Gardens.
1963 saw the introduction of one-day cricket into the county calendar with the seventeen teams taking part in a 65 overs a side contest, sponsored by Gillette. Glamorgan`s inaugural match in the new competition took place against Somerset at the Arms Park on May 22nd , and the Welsh county duly won a closely fought … More 1963: the first-ever one-day game.
Between 1946 and 1983, Glamorgan played 24 Championship matches at Ebbw Vale, the Monmouthshire steel and mining town, high up in the Ebbw Valley. According to local legend, the square at the Eugene Cross Park ground lay only a few metres above some of the lucrative coal seams and there were stories, possibly apocryphal, of … More Shep takes 5/2 as Leicestershire are bowled out for 33.
1969 was a momentous year in Welsh history – Prince Charles, now the Patron of Glamorgan CCC, was invested as Prince of Wales at Caernarvon Castle, and on the rugby field, the Welsh national side had another fine season. It was almost `The Year of the Welsh` as Glamorgan won the County Championship in 1969, … More The last ball victory against Essex in 1969.
Another famous quote – this time from August 1968 as Glamorgan completed a famous double over the touring Australians. Their win drew intriguing parallels with their victory in 1964, as Glamorgan were unable to field a full strength eleven, and then on the eve of the game, they lost their captain Tony Lewis with a … More “What’s new about being beaten by Glamorgan!”