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The History of Glamorgan Country Cricket Club

The Glamorgan Country Cricket Club is a Cardiff-based major cricket club. The only club in Wales classified as a first-class team, it has won the English Country Championship competition three times, in 1948, 1969 and 1997. The club’s colours are blue and yellow and it is based at Sophia Gardens (The SSE SWALEC) in Cardiff, where it plays most of its home games.

The humble beginnings

The club has been established in 1888, although cricket has first reached the Wales about a hundred years prior to that, with the earliest known reference dating back to 1780. Following the industrial growth of the region and increased number of rugby clubs, the need to establish a local cricket club that would represent the region of Glamorgan has been noticed. The first decade saw the rise of the club from a third-class country into a Minor County side. The quick progress of the club would have been impossible without the help of Jack Brain, who used his vast business ties (he came from a wealthy family of brewery owners), secured better players and brought an entrepreneurial spirit to the club, driving its growth.

The History of Glamorgan Country Cricket Club

The initial success has sparked an ambition to bring first-class and international cricket to South Wales – the required facilities have been prepared at the Arms Park, which was then premises of the club and the club continued its growth and the campaign to finally bring the club to first-class was on. The second decade of the twentieth century began with the further success of the club in the Minor Country Championship, with its batsman, Norman Riches, becoming the first in the history of the competition to score over 1,000 runs in a season. Unfortunately. the economy started to sink and the First World War has taken many lives of emerging cricketing talents and made those who survived unable to play on a professional level. read more about Glamorgan club on : http://www.walesonline.co.uk/all-about/glamorgan-ccc

The next few years brought advancement in both the club morale as well as the overall stability of the club. The campaign to make Glamorgan into a first-class cricket club has continued and succeeded in 1921 when Glamorgan has been awarded first-class status for 1921 – it’s first match in the County Championship took place on May 18, 1921, at Arms Park, against Sussex. Glamorgan won the match to the delight of the audience and everyone interested in the club.

The major crisis of the club

Unfortunately, for most of the decade the club was close to the bottom of the Country Championship table, with only several good acquisitions including Jack Mercer and Frank Ryan, while for all other players, the club had to rely on cast-offs of other clubs and local amateurs. Even despite poor possibilities in choosing the players, the situation got worse in 1931, when many of them had to be released as the club had barely any money to survive.

In 1932, there was a proposal to discontinue the club – luckily it didn’t pass and a fund-rising campaign began in order to save the club. The next year, the daffodil emblem was introduced to boost the club’s Welsh identity – it was necessary to distinguish it from the other clubs to get more support from Welsh-owned businesses. For the same reason, the Glamorgan played a number of additional games across South Wales.

The rise of the Phoenix – the first title

Despite the crisis that the club was going through, In 1934 Glamorgan merged with Monmouthshire and investments were made to improve practice facilities at the Arms Park. A new coach was hired specifically to help raise a new generation of home cricketers. The merger has given the club access to a bigger choice of talented cricketers; the club was slowly emerging from its deepest crisis in history, and in 1937 the club managed to get to the 7th place in the table, what, although it wasn’t the top, for the club which was about to cease its existence a few years back was a great achievement and a reward for all the fund-rising and troubles.

The Second World War has taken one of the most important people of the club at …

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Haverfordwest Cricket Club

The Haverfordwest Cricket Club is really a testament to the age of the cricket tradition in Wales and the longevity of that tradition. Haverfordwest itself is an old frontier town that has had rails for a long time. Today, the Haverfordwest Cricket Club has helped keep the town on the proverbial map to a lot of people. This is a Cricket club that was literally founded in 1824. It dates back to the early nineteenth century. Naturally, it has undergone plenty of changes since then and it has managed to adapt to everything from the Industrial Revolution to the aftermath of two world wars and the rise of the Information Age. Still, cricket in Wales has managed to maintain itself very well in the midst of so many technological and cultural changes, which is already impressive enough.

The Haverfordwest Cricket Club had grounds in 1839, where it was first located at the Old Race Course. Even the clubhouse that is used today now has a decent amount of history behind it, since it dates back to 1977, which is no longer really considered the very recent past. Four senior teams are associated with the modern Haverfordwest Cricket Club. The Haverfordwest Cricket Club also has eight junior sides for the people who are really just getting started. The club itself has a lot of big open surrounding fields and a fairly straightforward clubhouse. It manages to avoid looking either overly fancy or overly casual.

Haverfordwest Cricket Club

Despite the name of the club and its association with cricket in Wales, there are junior and senior football sections that are associated with the Haverfordwest Cricket Club. To a certain extent, this is a club that manages to represent the sports that have been popular in the United Kingdom for the longest, as well as the sports that are particularly strongly associated with the culture of the United Kingdom. The Haverfordwest Cricket Club has three pitches. The Haverfordwest Cricket Club offers both senior and junior training at different times. After all of these years, the Haverfordwest Cricket Club is still very much a thriving group.

The club is very much a members only club, but they do manage to bring in new members thanks to their web presence. The Haverfordwest Cricket Club has adapted to plenty of changes before, and they are now accessible through their own website, their own Twitter page, and their own Facebook page. As such, people are going to be able to keep track of their activities much more efficiently. The people who want to be able to join the club at some point will find it that much easier to do so. for related details, visit : http://glamorgancricket.com/news/5884.php

The Haverfordwest Cricket Club has managed to score plenty of wins. At various points, different sections have won their cups or even the Ormond Youth. The Haverfordwest Cricket Club is not merely prestigious because it has been around for so long that it has developed something of a pedigree. The Haverfordwest Cricket Club is still famous because it manages to produce results. This is a cricket club that trains its players very well, and they are able to make a name for themselves and preserve the good name of the club at the same time.

Haverfordwest itself is very much a thriving town that attracts plenty of tourists. It is the principle commercial and administrative area for the entire county of Pembrokeshire in Wales. The people driving through it are usually going to find that it is a very pleasant area. Haverfordwest has been something of a transportation hub historically, and it still is today in many ways. People can still reach lots of different key areas through Haverfordwest.

People who are trying to visit the only theme park in Wales will often manage to get there from Haverfordwest. Other people are going to try to get to the Pembrokeshire National Park from there. Of course, the local individuals are going to appreciate the pubs, the restaurants, and the farmers’ markets more than most people. To the members of the Haverfordwest Cricket Club and the people who hope to join someday, the Haverfordwest Cricket Club is what truly makes the area famous. They …

Mumbles Cricket Club

Mumbles Cricket Club

The game of Cricket, throughout Wales, is almost a religious experience. Cricket was originally started in England in the middle 1700’s. With the advent of railroad and advanced transportation inventions, Cricket spread quickly to Wales, having its first recorded match in 1785 in Swansea. By the 18th century Cricket was the most popular sport in Wales. Today, the “Cricket Wales” association is a part of the England and Wales Cricket Board (“ECB”) and its participation in the game has earned Wales a high standing in Sport Wales and the Welsh Government. England and Wales play as the same entity in Cricket. There is an ongoing debate on Wales creating their own Cricket association, but the opposition is a financial decision, plus it brings into question whether Wales should also support independence from England.

The Mumbles Cricket Club (“MCC”) is located on the beautiful coast of the Gower Peninsula. Cricket has been a part of this seaside, fishing village for over 130 years, having been established in 1925. As a bustling district of Swansea, Mumbles additional claim to fame are the celebrities who once lived here: Catherine Zea Jones, Ian Hislop, and Dylan Thomas. Mumbles is a growing village with various sports activities, especially Cricket. This gorgeous town is filled with fun things to do for individuals and families, including cycling, visiting famous Castles, enjoy water sports, dine at fabulous restaurants and bars, and so much more, including visiting rousing Cricket Matches.

As a seaside resort, Mumbles reaches to the western most tip of the Bay of Swansea and is made up of a many different districts, including Mayals, Newton, Oystermouth and West Cross. In a short walk, visitors can see amazing views of the Swansea Bay, Mumbles Pier, Rocks, and Lighthouse. People can join in fishing, boating, surfing and other watersports in the connecting Bristol Channel. Walk just ten minutes away is the Mumbles Point and the beautiful Langland Bay areas.

Mumbles Cricket Club

For Cricket lovers, the Mumbles Cricket Club is ECB Clubmark accredited and holds a top playing rating in the South Wales Premier League where their Senior League and Junior League. There are 3 Senior League teams and 7 Junior League sides. There is a large, fully equipped clubhouse on its five-acre Marespool Grounds, overlooking a beautiful clifftop. The Mumbles Cricket Club has already received its participation acceptance in the South Wales Junior Cricket League (“SWJCL”) for the 2016 season, for all age groups (age 10 to under 19).

The different categories of membership in the Mumbles Cricket Club includes Seniors, Juniors, Minis, Family Social and Family Playing. The Club itself is also used to host local community events and is available for special occasions like weddings, corporate meetings, and charity events. The MCC is equipped with a licensed bar with large screen TVs, lots of parking areas, and beautifully manicured, private grounds. As for cricket, the Mumbles Cricket Club has lots of followers on Facebook and Twitter.

The active Mumbles Cricket Club teams are categorized as follows:

1st XI

2nd XI

3rd XI

‘A’ XI

Mumbles Marauders

Under 17

Under 16

Under 15

Under 14 Greens/Blacks

Under 13 and Under 13 B

Under 13 Reds/Blacks/Greens

Under 12 Greens/Blacks

Under 11 Greens/Blacks

Under 10

In the Under 15 and 13 age category, the Mumbles Cricket Club junion team members have entered the Welsh Cup and the ECB U15 and U13 Competitions. The Mumbles Cricket Club team members have consistently remained in the top tier South Wales Premier Cricket League for the last three years, against Ammanford, Bridgend, Cardiff, Neath, Newport, Pontarddulais, Port Talbot, Swansea and Ynysygerwn. The past two years, the Mumbles Cricket Club has finished as runners up in the League. for more details, click on : http://www.mumblescricket.com/?page_id=169

The 2016 Cricket Season at Mumbles is already underway. Beginning February 28th to April 3rd, the Mumbles Senior Indoor Nets take place, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. The South Wales Junior Cricket Club will play on May 1st at the Osprey T20 Festival. Also on May 1st, the Senior Mumbles Cricket Club team has a MCC v Ynystawe CC v Llanelli CC lineup. The MCC will host the Second Eleven Championship, South Division: Glamorgan 2nd XI v Essex 2nd XI, …

Bridgend Town

Bridgend Town

Bridgend is the English name for the city of Penybont ar Ogwr, which literally has the meaning of the head of the bridge on the Ogmore. You see, the bridge transcends the Ogmore River. Thus Bridgend is registered as a town in the Bridgend County Borough of the nation of Wales, which runs eighteen miles to the west of Cardiff, that is deemed to be the capital of the nation of Wales. It is situated twenty miles east of Swansea. It is to be noted that the Ewenny River also makes its way to the south end of the town.

Bridgend historically was considered to be a part of Glamorgan, but it has immensely expanded in the measurement of its territory since the commencement of the early years of the 1980’s. There has been an increase in the population by up to 8.2 percent since the last census. The town centre has been part of a project for the redevelopment of the area and has become primarily a pedestrian zone. The continuous efforts of the project include Brackla Street Centre, the Bridgend Shopping Centre, Rhiw Car Park, the upgrade of the Bridgend Life Center and the plans for the construction of a large retirement complex. There are ongoing improvements to the public realm areas as well. for more details, visit : http://www.thesprout.co.uk/en/organisations/bridgend-towg-cricketers/03989.html

In this area, there is evidence of prehistoric establishment. The area went through many interesting time periods, which include control by the Romans and the Norman invasion. Bridgend later became developed to be a ford on the Ogmore River, which was considered to be on the primary link between east and west Wales. During the time of the fifteen century, a stone bridge had been constructed to permanently join each side of the Ogmore River, which later had to be reconstructed. In the original construction of the bridge, there had been four arches; but the misfortune of a flood in the eighteenth century that had proved to be rather massive indeed washed out two of these here mentioned arches. However, the remainder of the bridge is still standing in existence today and is considered to be a real focal point of the town, with aesthetic restoration of the bridge having taken place in the year of 2006. This town was known for being a very vital and thriving agricultural town and was highly prosperous in relation to the production of coal.

Bridgend Town

Though both these things have changed, referring to the fact that it is not so much an agricultural town now or known currently for its production of coal, Bridgend is not a sleepy little place where nothing happens.

In fact, the Bridgend Town Cricket Club is very willing to welcome you. It is a South Wales Premier League club and is an ECB accredited cricket club. They love providing opportunities for all to engage with this fun sport of cricket if these folks are committed to upholding a good spirit toward cricket and toward others present.

Presently, the club has four senior teams that partake of playing in competitive leagues for cricket, with the first team that plays in the South Wales Premier League. They also put on friendly tournaments of cricket for the general public to come out to enjoy with their families.

The club is under the direction of club captain Andrew Davies. He is considered to be a former Glamorgan star of fast bowling and is the resident player coach is Brad Waldan. The up and coming Ruaidrhi Smith is deemed to be the allocated Glamorgan squad member.

There is a great strong youth section. Many opportunities are provided for competitive cricket for groups from under the age of eleven to under the age of eleven to under the age of sixteen. There are plans to develop opportunities for children under the age of nine that love cricket so much that they just have to be a part of the action.

Proud to be an ECB accredited club, they are pleased to offer a safe learning environment that is supervised for children to learn about and participate in the very Welsh game of cricket that is strongly identified with the Welsh heritage.

The Bridgend …