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Monmouthshire County Cricket Club was a cricket team that represented the county of Monmouthshire in the Minor Counties Championship competition from 1901 to 1934.
Monmouthshire, also known as the County of Monmouth, is one of thirteen historic counties of Wales and a former administrative county. It corresponds approximately to the present principal areas of Monmouthshire, Blaenau Gwent, Newport and Torfaen, and those parts of Caerphilly and Cardiff east of the Rhymney River.
The county was usually among the weakest in the Minor Counties competition, and only for a few seasons in the 1900s did it finish in the top half of the final table. In 1905, Monmouthshire's best season, the county came second to Norfolk.
After 1934, neighbouring Glamorgan, which had risen to first-class status in 1921, played fairly regularly at grounds within the Monmouthshire borders, including the county ground at Rodney Parade, Newport.
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.
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.
Rodney Parade is a stadium in the city of Newport, South Wales, owned and operated by the Welsh Rugby Union. It is located on the east bank of the River Usk in Newport city centre. The ground is on Rodney Road, a short walk from the city's central bus and railway stations via Newport Bridge or Newport City footbridge. There is no spectator car park at the ground but a number of multi-storey car parks are nearby.
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The Minor Counties are the cricketing counties of England and Wales that are not afforded first-class status. The game is administered by the Minor Counties Cricket Association which comes under the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). There are currently twenty teams in minor county cricket: nineteen representing historic counties of England, plus the Wales Minor Counties Cricket Club. Of the thirty-nine historic counties of England, seventeen have a first class county cricket team, nineteen have a minor county team, while Huntingdonshire, Rutland, and Westmorland have neither, due to their small population.
The Friends Provident Trophy was a one-day cricket competition in the United Kingdom.
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.
Adam James Harrison is a Welsh cricketer. Harrison is a right-handed batsman who bowls right-arm medium pace. He was born at Newport, Monmouthshire. His father, Stuart, and his brother, David, are also cricketers. Harrison was educated at St Alban's RC High School, Torfaen. He now plays for Abergavenny cricket club in South Wales in the Glamorgan and Monmouthshire cricket league, Harrison lends his name to a mysterious area of the wicket at Avenue Road called 'The Harrison Ridge'.
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.
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.
Rodney Howell Palmer was an English cricketer. A right-handed batsman and right-arm fast bowler, he played for Hampshire County Cricket Club between 1930 and 1933. He also played first-class cricket for Cambridge University and minor counties cricket for Berkshire in addition to representing the Egypt national cricket team.
Albert 'Bert' Edward Hodges was a Welsh cricketer. Hodges was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm leg break googly. He was born at Briton Ferry, Glamorgan.
Newport Cricket Club (NCC) is a cricket club based in the city of Newport, South Wales. The club runs 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th XIs in the SWALEC Premier Cricket League and Glamorgan and Monmouthshire League. The club fields eight youth teams in the Under 11, Under 13, Under 15 and Under 17 age groups as well as the Newport Girls team who compete in the Monmouthshire Building Society Youth Cricket League.
Reginald Maurice Phillips was a Welsh cricketer. Phillips' batting and bowling styles are unknown. He was born in Monmouth, Monmouthshire. He was the son of brewer Fred Phillips, who was at the time the managing director of Phillips & Sons Brewery.
Thomas Brinsmead Williams was a Welsh cricketer. Williams' batting and bowling styles are unknown. He was born in Newport, Monmouthshire.
Charles Eric Dolman was a Welsh cricketer. Dolman was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm medium pace. He was born in Abertillery, Monmouthshire.
Thomas William Mayes was an English cricketer. Mayes' batting style is unknown, but it is known he fielded as a wicket-keeper.
Hubert Ralph John Rhys was a Welsh cricketer. Rhys was a right-handed batsman. He was born at Aberdare, Glamorgan, and was educated at Shrewsbury School.
Kenneth Cochrane Raikes was a Welsh cricketer active from 1908 to 1934, making six appearances in first-class cricket. Born at Malpas, Monmouthshire, Raikes was a right-handed batsman and bowler of unknown style, who played most of his cricket at minor counties level for Monmouthshire.
Noel Clive Phillips DSO, MC was a Welsh first-class cricketer and British Army officer. Phillips played minor counties cricket for Monmouthshire between the early 1900s and the early 1920s. He also made appearances at first-class level for Marylebone Cricket Club, Free Foresters Cricket Club and South Wales. Phillips served in the militia battalion of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment from 1901, reaching the rank of lieutenant before resigning his commission. He returned to the regiment to resume his commission during the First World War. During the course of the war he received the Military Cross, Distinguished Service Order and a Mention in Dispatches as well as promotion to the acting rank of lieutenant-colonel. Phillips served as High Sheriff of Radnorshire from 1936 to 1939 and as deputy lieutenant of the county from 1943.
Harold Hughes Jenkins was a Welsh footballer and minor counties cricketer.
Edward Stone Phillips was a Welsh first-class cricketer.