Glamorgan County Cricket Club

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Glamorgan County Cricket Club
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One Day nameGlamorgan
Personnel
Captain Flag of South Africa.svg Chris Cooke
One Day captain Flag of South Africa.svg Chris Cooke (List A)
Flag of South Africa.svg Colin Ingram (T20)
Coach Flag of England.svg Matthew Maynard
Overseas player(s)TBA
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  wins3
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]

Welsh language Brythonic language spoken natively in Wales

Welsh is a Brittonic language of the Celtic language family. It is spoken natively in Wales, by some in England, and in Y Wladfa. Historically, it has also been known in English as 'British', 'Cambrian', 'Cambric' and 'Cymric'.

First-class cricket is an official classification of the highest-standard international or domestic matches in the sport of cricket. A first-class match is of three or more days' scheduled duration between two sides of eleven players each and is officially adjudged to be worthy of the status by virtue of the standard of the competing teams. Matches must allow for the teams to play two innings each although, in practice, a team might play only one innings or none at all.

County cricket cricket matches played between teams that are representative of the historic counties of England and Wales

Inter-county cricket matches are known to have been played since the early 18th century, involving teams that are representative of the historic counties of England and Wales. Since the late 19th century, there have been two county championship competitions played at different levels: the County Championship, a first-class competition which currently involves eighteen first-class county clubs among which seventeen are English and one is from Wales; and the Minor Counties Championship, which currently involves nineteen English county clubs and one club that represents several Welsh counties.

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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).

Cardiff Capital and largest city of Wales

Cardiff is the capital of Wales and its largest city. The eleventh-largest city in the United Kingdom, it is Wales' chief commercial centre, the base for most national cultural institutions and Welsh media, and the seat of the National Assembly for Wales. At the 2011 census, the unitary authority area population was estimated to be 346,090, and the wider urban area 479,000. Cardiff is a significant tourist centre and the most popular visitor destination in Wales with 21.3 million visitors in 2017. In 2011, Cardiff was ranked sixth in the world in National Geographic's alternative tourist destinations.

Sophia Gardens (cricket ground)

Sophia Gardens Cardiff, also known as the Cardiff Wales Stadium, is a cricket stadium in Cardiff, Wales. It is located in Sophia Gardens on the River Taff. It is home to Glamorgan County Cricket Club and is listed as an international Test cricket venue.

River Taff river in Wales

The River Taff is a river in Wales. It rises as two rivers in the Brecon Beacons; the Taf Fechan and the Taf Fawr before becoming one just north of Merthyr Tydfil. Its confluence with the River Severn estuary is in Cardiff.

Honours

First XI honours

County Championship Domestic first-class cricket competition in England and Wales

The County Championship, currently known as the Specsavers County Championship for sponsorship reasons, is the domestic first-class cricket competition in England and Wales and is organised by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). It became an official title in 1890. The competition consists of eighteen clubs named after, and originally representing, historic counties, seventeen from England and one from Wales. From 2016, the Championship has been sponsored by Specsavers, who replaced Liverpool Victoria after 14 years.

The 1948 County Championship was the 49th officially organised running of the County Championship, and ran from 8 May to 31 August 1948. Glamorgan County Cricket Club claimed their first title.

The 1969 County Championship was the 70th officially organised running of the County Championship. Glamorgan won the Championship title in a season which saw games played reduced from 28 to 24.

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.

Angel Hotel, Cardiff hotel in Cardiff, Wales

The Angel Hotel is a hotel on a prominent corner of Castle Street and Westgate Street in the centre of Cardiff, Wales. Tracing its history back to at least the 18th century, for much of its existence it has been one of the major hotels in Cardiff, visited by celebrities and prime ministers.

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.

Cardiff Arms Park Sports venue in Cardiff, Wales

Cardiff Arms Park, also known as The Arms Park and the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park for sponsorship reasons from September 2014, is situated in the centre of Cardiff, Wales. It is primarily known as a rugby union stadium, but it also has a bowling green. The Arms Park was host to the British Empire and Commonwealth Games in 1958, and hosted four games in the 1991 Rugby World Cup, including the third-place play-off. The Arms Park also hosted the inaugural Heineken Cup Final of 1995–96 and the following year in 1996–97.

Norman Riches cricketer

Norman Vaughan Hurry Riches was a Welsh cricketer who played first-class cricket for Glamorgan from 1921 to 1934.

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
Batsmen
5 Kiran Carlson Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 16 May 1998 (age 21)Right-handedRight-arm off break
9 Nick Selman Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 18 October 1995 (age 24)Right-handedRight-arm medium UK Passport
22 Charlie Hemphrey Flag of England.svg  England 31 August 1989 (age 30)Right-handedRight-arm off break
28 Connor Brown Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 28 April 1997 (age 22)Right-handedRight-arm off break
41 Colin Ingram* Double-dagger-14-plain.pngFlag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 3 July 1985 (age 34)Left-handedRight-arm leg break Kolpak registration;
(List A & T20 only);
(T20 captain)
42 Callum Taylor Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 19 June 1998 (age 21)Right-handedRight-arm off break
66 Billy Root Flag of England.svg  England 5 August 1992 (age 27)Left-handedRight-arm off break
Joe Cooke Flag of England.svg  England 30 May 1997 (age 22)Left-handedRight-arm medium
All-rounders
8 Graham Wagg*Flag of England.svg  England 28 April 1983 (age 36)Right-handedLeft-arm fast-medium
21 Andrew Salter Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 1 June 1993 (age 26)Right-handedRight-arm off break
29 Owen Morgan Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 11 April 1994 (age 25)Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
44 Craig Meschede  Double-dagger-14-plain.pngFlag of Germany.svg  Germany 21 November 1991 (age 27)Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium
73 David Lloyd*Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 15 June 1992 (age 27)Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium
88 Dan Douthwaite Flag of England.svg  England 8 February 1997 (age 22)Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium
Wicket-keepers
46 Chris Cooke*Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 30 May 1986 (age 33)Right-handedUK passport;
Club captain
(FC & List A)
54 Tom Cullen Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 4 January 1992 (age 27)Right-handedUK passport
Bowlers
11 Kieran Bull Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 5 April 1995 (age 24)Right-handedRight-arm off break
17 Lukas Carey Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 17 July 1997 (age 22)Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium
20 Ruaidhri Smith  Double-dagger-14-plain.pngFlag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 5 August 1994 (age 25)Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium
31 Michael Hogan*Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 31 May 1981 (age 38)Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium UK passport
32 Prem Sisodiya Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 21 September 1998 (age 21)Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
35Jamie McIlroyFlag of England.svg  England 19 June 1994 (age 25)Right-handedLeft-arm fast-medium
37 Roman Walker Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 6 August 2000 (age 19)Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium
64 Timm van der Gugten* Double-dagger-14-plain.pngFlag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 25 February 1991 (age 28)Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium
90 Marchant de Lange* Double-dagger-14-plain.pngFlag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 13 October 1990 (age 29)Right-handedRight-arm fast UK Passport

Records

Team totals

Batting

Best partnership for each wicket

WktScoreBatsmenAgainstLocationYear
1st374 Matthew Elliott and Steve James Sussex Colwyn Bay 2000
2nd291 Nick Selman and Marnus Labuschagne Sussex Hove 2019
3rd313 Emrys Davies and Willie Jones Essex Brentwood 1948
4th425* Adrian Dale and Viv Richards Middlesex Sophia Gardens 1993
5th264 Maurice Robinson and Stan Montgomery Hampshire Bournemouth 1949
6th240 Jim Allenby and Mark Wallace Surrey The Brit Oval 2009
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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