Glamorgan County Cricket Club

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Glamorgan County Cricket Club
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One Day nameGlamorgan
Personnel
Captain Sam Northeast
One Day captain Kiran Carlson
Coach Grant Bradburn
Overseas player(s) Colin Ingram
Marnus Labuschagne
Mir Hamza
Team information
Founded1888
Home ground Sophia Gardens
Capacity16,000
History
First-class debut Sussex
in 1921
at  Cardiff Arms Park
County Championship  wins3
One-Day Cup  wins4
Twenty20 Cup/FPt20  wins0
Official website www.glamorgancricket.com
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Glamorgan County Cricket Club (Welsh : Criced Morgannwg) is one of eighteen first-class county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales. It represents the historic county of Glamorgan (Welsh : Morgannwg). 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. [1]

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Glamorgan is the only Welsh first-class cricket club. They have won the English County Championship competition in 1948, 1969 and 1997. Glamorgan have also beaten international teams from all of the Test playing nations, including Australia whom they defeated in successive tours in 1964 and 1968. The club's limited overs team is called simply Glamorgan. Kit colours are blue and yellow for limited overs matches.

The club is based in Cardiff and plays most of its home games at Sophia Gardens, which is located on the bank of the River Taff. Matches have also occasionally been played at Swansea, Colwyn Bay and Cresselly (despite the latter towns being in Denbighshire and Pembrokeshire respectively).

Honours

First XI honours

Second XI honours

Earliest cricket

Cricket probably reached Wales and Glamorgan by the end of the 17th century. The earliest known reference to cricket in Glamorgan is a match at Swansea in 1780.

Origin of club

The formation of Glamorgan CCC took place on 6 July 1888 at a meeting in the Angel Hotel, Cardiff.

The club competed in the Minor Counties Championship for many years and then applied for first-class status after the First World War.

Glamorgan CCC played its initial first-class match versus Sussex CCC at Cardiff Arms Park on 18–20 May 1921 and thus increased the County Championship to 17 teams. Captained by N.V.H. Riches, Glamorgan won this first match by 23 runs. Only one more victory was achieved that summer; Glamorgan lost 14 games and finished with the wooden spoon.

Club history

Glamorgan won the county championship in 1948 under the captaincy of Wilf Wooller, whose advocacy of high fielding standards was the key to beating stronger batting and bowling teams.

Glamorgan was the unintentional venue for a piece of cricket history on 31 August 1968 when, during Glamorgan v Notts at Swansea, Gary Sobers hit all six balls in an over from Malcolm Nash for six.

Glamorgan won the championship again under Tony Lewis in 1969 and Matthew Maynard in 1997. Lewis is the only Glamorgan player to captain England in Tests, when he became the first Glamorgan cricketer to lead an England tour abroad to play series against India and Pakistan in 1972–73. Maynard, who retired at the end of the 2005 season, was one of the most successful batsmen in first class cricket over the previous 20 years. The 2005 captain, off spinner Robert Croft, proved effective on England tours, and was a useful pinch hitter in List A one-day games.

The club had plans in April 2006 to extend its grounds in the Grade 2 Listed Heritage Park that is Sophia Gardens, with a 17,500 seat super-stadium.

Sophia Gardens became a Test cricket venue in 2009 when the First Test in the Ashes series against Australia was held there.

Players

Current squad

No.NameNationalityBirth dateBatting styleBowling styleNotes
Batters
5 Kiran Carlson*Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 16 May 1998 (age 25)Right-handedRight-arm off break Captain (List A & T20)
7 Billy Root*Flag of England.svg  England 5 August 1992 (age 31)Left-handedRight-arm off break
13 Tom Bevan Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 9 September 1999 (age 24)Right-handedRight-arm off break
16 Sam Northeast*Flag of England.svg  England 16 October 1989 (age 34)Right-handedRight-arm off break Club Captain
28 Will Smale Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 28 February 2001 (age 23)Right-handed
33 Marnus Labuschagne* Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 22 June 1994 (age 29)Right-handedRight-arm leg break Overseas player
41 Colin Ingram* Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 3 July 1985 (age 38)Left-handedRight-arm leg break Overseas player
55Asa Tribe Flag of Jersey.svg  Jersey 29 March 2004 (age 20)Right-handedRight-arm off break
97 Eddie Byrom Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe 17 June 1997 (age 26)Left-handedRight-arm leg break Irish passport
All-rounders
8 Ben Kellaway Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 5 January 2004 (age 20)Right-handedRight-arm off break
9 James Harris*Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 16 May 1990 (age 33)Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium
27 Zain-ul-Hassan Flag of England.svg  England 28 October 2000 (age 23)Left-handedRight-arm fast-medium
88 Dan Douthwaite Flag of England.svg  England 8 February 1997 (age 27)Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium
Wicket-keepers
37 Alex Horton Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 7 January 2004 (age 20)Right-handed
46 Chris Cooke*Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 30 May 1986 (age 37)Right-handedUK passport
Henry HurleFlag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 11 November 2004 (age 19)Right-handed
Bowlers
3 Mason Crane  Flag of England.svg  England 18 February 1997 (age 27)Right-handedRight-arm leg break On loan from Hampshire
11 Andy Gorvin Flag of England.svg  England 10 May 1997 (age 26)Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium
18 Ben Morris Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 4 November 2003 (age 20)Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium
23 Harry Podmore Flag of England.svg  England 23 July 1994 (age 29)Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium
32 Prem Sisodiya Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 21 September 1998 (age 25)Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
35 Jamie McIlroy Flag of England.svg  England 19 June 1994 (age 29)Right-handedLeft-arm fast-medium
64 Timm van der Gugten* Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 25 February 1991 (age 33)Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium
77 Craig Miles Flag of England.svg  England 20 July 1994 (age 29)Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium On loan from Warwickshire
92 Mir Hamza  Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan 10 September 1992 (age 31)Left-handedLeft-arm fast-medium Overseas player

Records

Team totals

Batting

Best partnership for each wicket

WktScoreBatsmenAgainstLocationYear
1st374 Matthew Elliott and Steve James Sussex Colwyn Bay 2000
2nd328 Eddie Byrom and Colin Ingram Sussex Cardiff 2022
3rd313 Emrys Davies and Willie Jones Essex Brentwood 1948
4th425* Adrian Dale and Viv Richards Middlesex Sophia Gardens 1993
5th307 Kiran Carlson and Chris Cooke Northamptonshire Sophia Gardens 2021
6th461* Sam Northeast and Chris Cooke Leicestershire Grace Road 2022
7th211 Tony Cottey and Ottis Gibson Leicestershire Swansea 1996
8th202 Dai Davies and Joe Hills Sussex Eastbourne 1928
9th203* Joe Hills and Johnnie Clay Worcestershire Swansea 1929
10th143 Terry Davies and Simon Daniels Gloucestershire Swansea 1982
Source: [4]

Bowling

Lists of players and club captains

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References

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  2. "Most runs for Glamorgan". CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
  3. "Most wickets for Glamorgan". CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
  4. "Highest partnership for each wicket for Glamorgan". CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 July 2012.

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