Glamorgan County Cricket Club


Glamorgan County Cricket Club

Infobox cricket team
county = Glamorgan County Cricket Club


oneday = Glamorgan Dragons
coach = flagicon|Wales Adrian Shaw
captain = flagicon|Bermuda David Hemp
overseas = flagicon|Australia Jason Gillespie
founded = 1888
ground = SWALEC Stadium,
Sophia Gardens
capacity = 16,000
fcdebutvs = Sussex
fcdebutyr = 1921
fcdebutvenue = Cardiff Arms Park
title1 = Championship
title1wins = 3
title2 = Pro40
title2wins = 3
title3 = FP Trophy
title3wins = 0
title4 = Twenty20 Cup
title4wins = 0
website = [http://www.glamorgancricket.com GlamorganCricket]

Glamorgan County Cricket Club ( _cy. 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 ( _cy. Morgannwg). Glamorgan CCC is the only Welsh first-class cricket club. Its limited overs team is called the Glamorgan Dragons. Kit colours are dark blue and red. Shirt sponsorship is by Paramount Office Interiors of St Mellons,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).

Honours

* County Championship (3) - 1948, 1969, 1997; shared (0) -
* Gillette/NatWest/C&G Trophy (0) -
* Sunday/National League (3) - 1993, 2002, 2004:"Division Two" (1) - 2001
* Twenty20 Cup (0) -

* Minor Counties Championship (0) - ; shared (1) - 1900

econd XI honours

* Second XI Championship (2) - 1965, 1980; shared (0) -
* Second XI Trophy (0) -

Records

Most first-class runs for Glamorgan
Qualification - 16000 runs [http://www.cricketarchive.com/Archive/Records/England/Firstclass/Glamorgan/Batting_Records/Most_Career_Runs.html]

Notable players

*flagicon|England Johnnie Clay
*flagicon|India Ravi Shastri
*flagicon|Wales Robert Croft
*flagicon|Wales Emrys Davies
*flagicon|Guyana Roy Fredericks
*flagicon|Pakistan Javed Miandad
*flagicon|Pakistan Waqar Younis
*flagicon|Wales Alan Jones
*flagicon|Wales Eifion Jones
*flagicon|Wales Jeff Jones
*flagicon|Wales Simon Jones
*flagicon|Wales Tony Lewis
*flagicon|Pakistan Majid Khan
*flagicon|South Africa Rodney Ontong
*flagicon|England Matthew Maynard
*flagicon|England Jack Mercer
*flagicon|England Gilbert Parkhouse
*flagicon|Antigua and Barbuda Viv Richards
*flagicon|Wales Don Shepherd
*flagicon|England Maurice Turnbull
*flagicon|England Peter Walker
*flagicon|England Steve Watkin
*flagicon|England Ossie Wheatley
*flagicon|Wales Wilfred Wooller
*flagicon|India Sourav Ganguly
*flagicon|New Zealand Brendon McCullum
*flagicon|South Africa Jacques Kallis
*flagicon|South Africa Herschelle Gibbs

Glamorgan Facts and Feats

*Jack Mercer took all ten Worcestershire wickets for 51 at New Road in 1936. He was a member of the magic circle and went on to coach and then score for Northants.

References

External sources

* [http://www.glamorgancricket.com Glamorgan County Cricket Club Homepage]

Further reading

* H S Altham, "A History of Cricket, Volume 1 (to 1914)", George Allen & Unwin, 1962
* 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


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