Glamorgan County Cricket Club

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Glamorgan County Cricket Club
One-day name: Glamorgan
Captain: South Africa Jacques Rudolph
Coach: Wales Toby Radford
Overseas player(s): South Africa Jacques Rudolph
Founded: 1888
Home ground: Sophia Gardens
Capacity: 16,000
First-class debut: Sussex
in 1921
at Cardiff Arms Park
County Championship wins: 3
Pro 40/CB40 wins: 3
FP Trophy wins: 0
Twenty20 Cup/FPt20 wins: 0
Official website:

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 blue and yellow for limited overs matches. 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 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[edit]

  • County Championship (3): 1948, 1969, 1997
    • Division Two (1): 2001
  • Sunday/National League (3): 1993, 2002, 2004
  • Minor Counties Championship (0)
    • Shared (1): 1900

Second XI honours[edit]

  • Second XI Championship (2): 1965, 1980


Team totals

  • 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

Wkt Score Batsmen Against Location Year
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

Earliest cricket[edit]

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[edit]

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. 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.

Club history[edit]

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. 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. It is currently known as The SSE SWALEC due to the club's commercial partnership with electricity supply and distribution company SWALEC.


Current squad[edit]

  • No. denotes the player's squad number, as worn on the back of their shirt.
  • double-dagger denotes players with international caps.
  •  *  denotes a player who has been awarded a county cap.
No. Name Nationality Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
3 James Kettleborough  England (1992-10-22) 22 October 1992 (age 23) Right-handed  —
4 Jacques Rudolphdouble-dagger  South Africa (1981-05-04) 4 May 1981 (age 34) Left-handed Right arm leg break Overseas player; club captain
6 Jeremy Lawlor  Wales (1995-11-04) 4 November 1995 (age 20) Right-handed Right arm off break
12 Aneurin Donald  Wales (1996-12-20) 20 December 1996 (age 18) Right-handed Right arm off break
41 Colin Ingram double-dagger  South Africa (1985-07-03) 3 July 1985 (age 30) Right-handed Right arm leg break Kolpak registration
7 Jack Murphy  Wales (1995-07-15) 15 July 1995 (age 20) Left-handed Left arm fast-medium
8 Graham Wagg*  England (1983-04-28) 28 April 1983 (age 32) Right-handed Left arm medium
14 David Lloyd  Wales (1992-06-15) 15 June 1992 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm off break
20 Ruaidhri Smith  Scotland (1994-08-05) 5 August 1994 (age 21) Right-handed Right arm medium
18 Mark Wallace*  Wales (1981-11-19) 19 November 1981 (age 34) Left-handed  — Vice-captain
22 Will Bragg*  Wales (1986-10-24) 24 October 1986 (age 29) Left-handed  —
46 Chris Cooke  South Africa (1986-05-30) 30 May 1986 (age 29) Right-handed  —
11 Kieran Bull  Wales (1995-04-05) 5 April 1995 (age 20) Right-handed Right arm off break
21 Andrew Salter  Wales (1993-06-01) 1 June 1993 (age 22) Right-handed Right arm off break
23 Dean Cosker*  England (1978-01-07) 7 January 1978 (age 37) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
30 Dewi Penrhyn Jones  Wales (1994-09-09) 9 September 1994 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm fast
31 Michael Hogan*  Australia (1981-05-31) 31 May 1981 (age 34) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium UK passport
34 Will Owen  Wales (1988-09-02) 2 September 1988 (age 27) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast

Lists of players and club captains[edit]


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

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