Glamorgan County Cricket Club
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|Glamorgan County Cricket Club|
|Overseas player(s):||Nathan McCullum (T20)|
|Home ground:||SWALEC Stadium|
at Cardiff Arms Park
|County Championship wins:||3|
|Pro 40/CB40 wins:||3|
|FP Trophy wins:||0|
|Twenty20 Cup/FPt20 wins:||0|
Glamorgan County Cricket Club (Welsh: Criced Morgannwg) is one of the 18 major county clubs which make up the English and Welsh national cricket structure, representing the historic county of Glamorgan aka Glamorganshire (Welsh: Morgannwg). Glamorgan CCC is the only Welsh first-class cricket club. Glamorgan CCC have won the English County Championship competition in 1948, 1969 and 1997. Glamorgan have also beaten all of the major Test playing nations, including Australia who they defeated in successive tours in 1964 and 1968. Its limited overs team is called simply Glamorgan. Kit colours are black and red. Shirt sponsorship is by Capital Law of Cardiff and Cuddy Group of Neath who are involved in civil engineering and demolition.
The club is based in Cardiff and plays most of its home games at the SWALEC Stadium in 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).
First XI honours
- County Championship (3) – 1948, 1969, 1997
- Sunday/National League (3) – 1993, 2002, 2004
- Division Two (1) – 2001
- Minor Counties Championship (0) - ; shared (1) – 1900
Second XI honours
- Second XI Championship (2) - 1965, 1980
Most first-class runs for Glamorgan
Most first-class wickets for Glamorgan
- Highest Total For 718-3d v Sussex at Colwyn Bay, 2000
- Highest Total Against 712 by Northamptonshire at Northampton. 1998
- Lowest Total For 22 v Lancashire at Liverpool, 1924
- Lowest Total Against 33 by Leicestershire at Ebbw Vale, 1965
- Highest Score 309* S.P.James at Colwyn Bay, 2000
Best Partnership for each wicket
|1st||374||Matthew Elliott and Steve James||Sussex||Colwyn Bay||2000|
|2nd||252||Matthew Maynard and David Hemp||Northamptonshire||Sophia Gardens||2002|
|3rd||313||Emrys Davies and Willie Jones||Essex||Brentwood||1948|
|4th||425*||Adrian Dale and Viv Richards||Middlesex||Sophia Gardens||1993|
|5th||264||Maurice Robinson and Stan Montgomery||Hampshire||Bournemouth||1949|
|6th||240||Jim Allenby and Mark Wallace||Surrey||The Brit Oval||2009|
|7th||211||Tony Cottey and Ottis Gibson||Leicestershire||Swansea||1996|
|8th||202||Dai Davies and Joe Hills||Sussex||Eastbourne||1928|
|9th||203*||Joe Hills and Johnnie Clay||Worcestershire||Swansea||1929|
|10th||143||Terry Davies and Simon Daniels||Gloucestershire||Swansea||1982|
- Best Bowling 10–51 J.Mercer v Worcestershire at Worcester, 1936
- Best Match Bowling 17–212 J.C.Clay v Worcestershire at Swansea, 1937
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.
Glamorgan CCC played its initial first-class match versus Sussex CCC at Cardiff Arms Park on 18, 19 & 20 May 1921 and thus increased the County Championship to 17 teams. Glamorgan won this first match, by 23 runs, under Captain N.V.H. Riches. Only one more victory was achieved that summer, Glamorgan lost 14 games and finished with the wooden spoon.
Glamorgan famously 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 won the championship again under Tony Lewis in 1969 and Matthew Maynard in 1997. Maynard, who retired at the end of the 2005 season, was one of the most destructive batsmen in first class cricket over the past 20 years. The 2005 captain, off spinner Robert Croft, proved effective on England tours, and is 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. This is opposed by local residents' groups and earlier plans were objected to by Cadw and local MPs, Councillors and Assembly Members.
- No. denotes the player's squad number, as worn on the back of their shirt.
- denotes players with international caps.
- county cap. denotes a player who has been awarded a
|No.||Name||Nationality||Birth date||Batting Style||Bowling Style||Notes|
|22||Will Bragg||Wales||24 October 1986||Left-handed||—|
|26||Stewart Walters||Australia||25 June 1983||Right-handed||Right arm leg break|
|28||Gareth Rees*||Wales||8 April 1985||Left-handed||Left arm medium pace|
|29||Ben Wright*||England||5 December 1987||Right-handed||Right arm medium-fast|
|29||Murray Goodwin *||Zimbabwe||11 December 1972||Right-handed||Right arm leg break||Kolpak registration|
|5||Jim Allenby*||Australia||12 September 1982||Right-handed||Right arm medium pace|
|8||Graham Wagg||England||28 April 1983||Right-handed||Left arm medium pace|
|20||Ruaidhri Smith||Scotland||5 August 1994||Right-handed||Right arm medium pace|
|18||Mark Wallace*||Wales||19 November 1981||Left-handed||—||Club captain|
|24||Chris Cooke||South Africa||30 May 1986||Right-handed||—|
|17||Huw Waters||Wales||26 September 1986||Right-handed||Right arm medium pace|
|21||Andrew Salter||Wales||1 June 1993||Right-handed||Right arm off break|
|23||Dean Cosker*||England||7 January 1978||Right-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|34||Will Owen||Wales||2 September 1988||Right-handed||Right arm medium-fast|
|35||Michael Reed||England||10 September 1988||Right-handed||Right arm fast-medium|
|36||John Glover||Wales||29 August 1989||Right-handed||Right arm medium-fast|
|50||Simon Jones* †||Wales†||25 December 1978||Left-handed||Right arm fast-medium|
† Played international cricket for the England team, which represents both England and Wales.
The following cricketers have captained Glamorgan County Cricket Club in first-class cricket since 1921.
- Norman Riches 1921
- T A L Whittington 1922–1923
- Johnnie Clay 1924–1927
- T Arnott 1928
- Norman Riches, Johnnie Clay 1929
- Maurice Turnbull 1930–1939
- Johnnie Clay 1946
- Wilf Wooller 1947–1960
- Ossie Wheatley 1961–1966
- Tony Lewis 1967–1972
- Majid Khan 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976
- Alan Jones 1974, 1976, 1977–1978
- Robin Hobbs 1979
- Malcolm Nash 1980–1981
- Javed Miandad 1982
- Barry Lloyd 1982
- Mike Selvey 1983–1984
- Rodney Ontong 1984–1986
- Hugh Morris 1986, 1987–1988, 1989, 1993–1995
- Alan Butcher 1989–1992
- Matthew Maynard 1992, 1996–2000
- Steve James 2001–2003
- Robert Croft 2003–2006
- David Hemp 2006–2008
- Jamie Dalrymple 2009–2010
- Alviro Petersen 2011
- Mark Wallace 2012–present
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