Carmarthenshire County Cricket Club was a county cricket club based in the historic Welsh county of Carmarthenshire that competed in the Minor Counties championship from 1908 to 1911, without success. The Minor Counties had a divisional structure at the time and Carmarthenshire was grouped with other Welsh and West of England sides.
Most of the home matches were played at Stradey Park Cricket Ground in Llanelli, opposite the more famous rugby union venue, Stradey Park. The county also played three matches at Llandovery College.
The Scarlets are one of the four professional Welsh rugby union teams and are based in Llanelli, Wales. Their home ground is the Parc y Scarlets stadium. They play in the Pro14 and the European Rugby Champions Cup. The club was originally named the Llanelli Scarlets but was renamed at the start of the 2008–09 rugby season.
Glamorgan County Cricket Club is one of eighteen first-class county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales. It represents the historic county of Glamorgan. Founded in 1888, Glamorgan held minor status at first and was a prominent member of the early Minor Counties Championship before the First World War. In 1921, the club joined the County Championship and the team was elevated to first-class status, subsequently playing in every top-level domestic cricket competition in England and Wales.
Stradey Park was a rugby union stadium located near the centre of the town of Llanelli in Carmarthenshire, Wales. It was the home of the Scarlets region and Llanelli RFC rugby teams. The stadium was a combination of seating and standing with a total capacity of 10,800. With the Scarlets having moved to Parc y Scarlets, Stradey Park was demolished in 2010 and is to be replaced with housing.
Wales Minor Counties Cricket Club is one of twenty minor county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales. It represents all of the historic counties of Wales except Glamorgan and is currently the only non-English member of the Minor Counties Championship.
St Helen's Rugby and Cricket Ground is a sports venue in Swansea, Wales, owned and operated by the City and County of Swansea Council. Used mainly for rugby union and cricket, it has been the home ground of Swansea RFC and Swansea Cricket Club since it opened in 1873.
The Minor Counties Cricket Championship is a season-long competition in England that is contested by those county cricket clubs that do not have first-class status.
Cricket is a popular sport in Wales with its roots beginning in the late 18th century and has been played throughout Wales ever since. All cricket within Wales is regulated by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) making it effectively part of all cricket played within the English cricket system. Glamorgan County Cricket Club is Wales' only first-class County team, and Welsh players are eligible to represent England as Wales does not currently have its own Test cricket team or cricket body. Cricket is played within the Welsh schools system, and is considered one of the country's main summer sports.
Clifford "Cliff" Alfred Bowen was a Welsh international rugby union wing who played for club rugby for Llanelli and international rugby for Wales. He was also a keen cricketer, playing for Llanelli and Carmarthenshire in the Minor Counties Cricket Championship.
Harry Vaughan Watkins was a Welsh rugby union player who played club rugby for Llanelli and London Welsh and gained six caps for the Wales national team. Watkins also played cricket and hockey for Carmarthenshire.
Thomas Henry Evans was a Welsh international rugby union flanker who played club rugby for Llanelli. Evans played in eighteen international games for Wales, and in 1908 was part of the Welsh team that faced touring Australian team. Evans played in four Home Nations Championships, from 1906 to 1909, and the first two Five Nations Championships, in 1910 and 1911; playing in three Triple Crown winning seasons.
Thomas Soar was an English first-class cricketer. Soar was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm fast.
Stradey Park is a cricket ground in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire. The first recorded match on the ground was in 1861, when Carmarthenshire played Glamorganshire.
Ynysangharad Park is a park in the centre of Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales. It is divided into the Ynysangharad Park cricket ground and the public Ynysangharad War Memorial Park.
Stefan Hefin Gravell Jenkins is a former Welsh cricketer. Jenkins was a right-handed batsman who bowled both right-arm medium pace and right-arm off break. He was born in Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire.
Thomas Aubrey Leyson Whittington was a Welsh cricketer. Whittington was a right-handed batsman who fielded occasionally as a wicket-keeper. He was born in Neath, Glamorgan. In a career which lasted 22 years, Whittington was to prove a crucial figure in the history of Glamorgan County Cricket Club, with his influence within the MCC gaining them elevation from a Minor county to a first-class county and entry to the County Championship, a position they retain to this day.
Jonathon Michael Tremellen is a former Welsh cricketer. Tremellen was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm medium pace. He was born in Pendine, Carmarthenshire.
Joseph Glyn Owen was a Welsh first-class cricketer active from the early 1930s to the late 1950s. A left-handed batsman and slow left-arm orthodox bowler, Owen played in over a dozen first-class cricket matches, as well as playing minor counties cricket for Surrey and Bedfordshire.
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