Glamorgan County Cricket Club
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|Overseas player(s):|| Jacques Rudolph
|Home ground:||Sophia Gardens|
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 eighteen first-class county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales. It represents the historic county of Glamorgan aka Glamorganshire (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 major status as an official first-class team. Glamorgan has been classified as a List A team since the beginning of limited overs cricket in 1963; and as a major Twenty20 team since 2003.
Glamorgan is the only Welsh major cricket club. They 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 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).
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 18–20 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.
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 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.
- 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|
|3||James Kettleborough||England||22 October 1992||Right-handed||—|
|4||Jacques Rudolph*||South Africa||4 May 1981||Left-handed||Right arm leg break||Overseas player; club captain|
|6||Jeremy Lawlor||Wales||4 November 1995||Right-handed||Right arm off break|
|9||Nick Selman||Australia||18 October 1995||Right-handed||Right arm medium||UK Passport|
|12||Aneurin Donald||Wales||20 December 1996||Right-handed||Right arm off break|
|41||Colin Ingram||South Africa||3 July 1985||Right-handed||Right arm leg break||Kolpak registration|
|—||Tom Smith||England||21 May 1996||Right-handed||Right arm off break|
|7||Jack Murphy||Wales||15 July 1995||Left-handed||Left arm fast-medium|
|8||Graham Wagg*||England||28 April 1983||Right-handed||Left arm medium|
|14||David Lloyd||Wales||15 June 1992||Right-handed||Right-arm off break|
|20||Ruaidhri Smith||Scotland||5 August 1994||Right-handed||Right arm medium|
|29||Owen Morgan||Wales||11 April 1994||Right-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|44||Craig Meschede||England||21 November 1991||Right-handed||Right arm medium-fast|
|—||Kiran Carlson||Wales||16 May 1998||Right-handed||Right arm off break|
|18||Mark Wallace*||Wales||19 November 1981||Left-handed||—||Vice-captain|
|22||Will Bragg*||Wales||24 October 1986||Left-handed||—|
|46||Chris Cooke||South Africa||30 May 1986||Right-handed||—|
|—||Cameron Herring||Wales||15 July 1994||Right-handed||—|
|11||Kieran Bull||Wales||5 April 1995||Right-handed||Right arm off break|
|21||Andrew Salter||Wales||1 June 1993||Right-handed||Right arm off break|
|27||Dale Steyn||South Africa||27 June 1983||Right-handed||Right arm fast||T20 Only|
|30||Dewi Penrhyn Jones||Wales||9 September 1994||Right-handed||Right-arm fast|
|31||Michael Hogan*||Australia||31 May 1981||Right-handed||Right arm fast-medium||UK passport|
|32||Shaun Tait||Australia||22 February 1983||Right-handed||Right arm fast||T20 Only|
|34||Will Owen||Wales||2 September 1988||Right-handed||Right arm medium-fast|
|64||Timm van der Gugten||Netherlands||25 February 1991||Right-handed||Right arm medium-fast|
|—||Lukas Carey||Wales||17 July 1997||Right-handed||Right arm medium-fast|
First XI honours
- 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
- 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
Lists of players and club captains
- ACS (1981). A Guide to Important Cricket Matches Played in the British Isles 1709 – 1863. Nottingham: ACS.
- ACS (1982). A Guide to First-Class Cricket Matches Played in the British Isles. Nottingham: ACS.
- "List A events played by Glamorgan". CricketArchive. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
- "Twenty20 events played by Glamorgan". CricketArchive. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
- "Most runs for Glamorgan". CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
- "Most wickets for Glamorgan". CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
- "Highest partnership for each wicket for Glamorgan". CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
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- Derek Birley, A Social History of English Cricket, Aurum, 1999
- Rowland Bowen, Cricket: A History of its Growth and Development, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1970
- Roy Webber, The Playfair Book of Cricket Records, Playfair Books, 1951
- Playfair Cricket Annual – various editions
- Wisden Cricketers' Almanack – various editions