With this being the period of Remembrance, it’s fitting that the impact of the Great War on cricket in South Wales should be the theme of the next presentation, “From Front Foot to Front Line” in the popular series of winter talks held in the CC4 Museum of Welsh Cricket on Tuesday, November 21st (starting at 7.00pm)
“From Front Foot to Front Line” will see Andrew Hignell, Glamorgan’s Archivist, recall events from the summer of 1914 and the county’s games in the Minor County Championship before outlining events from the subsequent years which saw the next generation of club and county players lose their lives fighting for King and Country.
Amongst the players featured during the talk will be Archer Windsor-Clive, the son of the Earl of Plymouth, who in late August 1914 became the first British officer to lose their life in the conflict, the Dunn brothers of Cowbridge who played in Glamorgan’s only known wartime game (in 1915) and who died in Gallipoli. Also featured will be David Cuthbert Thomas, a former pupil of Christ College Brecon, who played for Glamorgan in 1914, and subsequently became a friend of poet Siegfried Sassoon before being killed on the Western Front in March 1916.
Andrew will also talk about how cricket resumed after the War, and about those who returned from the Western Front including Jack Mercer, who suffered wounds and shellshock, before recovering from these physical and mental injuries and playing with distinction for Sussex and Glamorgan, before becoming in 1936 the first - and so far only - bowler to take ten wickets in an innings for Glamorgan.
Once again, we advise to book a ticket in advance. Tickets for the evening cost £3 in advance for current Glamorgan members or £4 on the door on the night. For non-members, it’s £4 in advance or £5 on the door (Price includes complimentary tea and coffee).
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by ringing 02920 419383
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