Glamorgan will return to Colwyn Bay for a Specsavers County Championship fixture in 2017 against Sussex starting on 28 August (Bank Holiday Monday)
Glamorgan have staged Championship matches at Colwyn Bay since the 1960s
History was made here in 2000, with Steve James scoring Glamorgan’s first-ever triple hundred against Sussex
We posted our highest ever first-class score of 718-3 at Colwyn Bay
Glamorgan clinched the Totesport League title in Colwyn Bay in 2004
The furthest home ground from Glamorgan’s headquarters – 180miles from The SSE SWALEC
Ever since the mid-1960s, Glamorgan have staged an annual match in North Wales at Colwyn Bay CC's well-appointed ground in Rhos-on-Sea.
Colwyn Bay entered the Glamorgan record books in 2000 as Steve James became the first batsman in the county club's history to score a triple hundred as he made 309* against Sussex and shared in a record opening stand of 374 with Matthew Elliott, as Glamorgan posted their highest ever first-class score of 718-3.
In 2015 the ground also saw a high-scoring Championship match with Lancashire, with the visitors posting 698-5 with double-hundreds from Alviro Petersen and Ashwell Prince, as the pair of South Africans added a record 501 for the third wicket.
The ground has seen some remarkable bowling performances, with Glamorgan's Tony Cordle coming on as seventh change in the match against Leicestershire in 1969 and ending up with the remarkable figures of 9/49. In the Championship match at Colwyn Bay in 1999 Glamorgan reduced Nottinghamshire to 9/6 after a superb opening spell by Steve Watkin who took 5 wickets for just 2 runs in a 22-ball spell.
Colwyn Bay was also the ground where Glamorgan clinched the Totesport League title in 2004 by defeating Lancashire - for whom the ground was closer to reach from their headquarters in Manchester than for the Glamorgan players and staff, based around 180 miles away in South Wales.
Join us in beautiful Conwy County as Glamorgan play a four day Specsavers County Championship fixture at Colwyn Bay Cricket Club.
There’s quite a selection of activies to do in Conwy County so why not make a break of it. Fancy a sea view; then it’s Rhos-on-Sea or Llandudno for you. Want to soak up some culture and learn a bit about the history; Conwy is a great spot. Or if you’re more adventurous and love the outdoors you can do that too. There's bundles of accommodation types to suit all tastes and budgets from cosy B&B’s to big hotels and great self catering if you like to do your own thing.
If you want to book your place to stay, choose the best attractions and activities, shortlist the best places to eat out and even pre-plan a bit of retail therapy then check out: www.visitconwy.org.uk or call (01492) 577577.
How to get here...
It's easy to reach by fast and frequent services from most parts of The UK. There’s a station at Colwyn Bay with a short car journey to the ground. For more information visit www.nationalrail.co.uk
From Cardiff your journey will be just under 200 miles and will take you around 4 ½ hours, but there are several route options. For Sat Nav use the grounds postcode LL28 4LR or if you want a choice of routes visit www.theaa.com. For the latest traffic news visit: www.traffic-wales.com.
National Express stops at Llandudno and other coastal towns. For more information visit www.gobycoach.com
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