The first known reference to cricket being played in Pontypool dates from 1815. Below is a listing of the first known reference in newspapers to cricket being played by other teams based in Pontypool during the 19th century.

Pontypool and Pontymoile 1860

Hanbury 1885
Ironworks 1856
Juveniles 1875
New Club 1864
Railway 1876
Rifle Corps 1861
Tradesmen 1837
Trosnant 1861

Pontypool CC seen in 1901.
Credit – Glamorgan Cricket Archives.