Glamorgan Cricket is providing an opportunity for members and supporters to share their recollections and memories of cricket as the Club enters its 100th year as a first-class county.
The year 2020 is Glamorgan’s 100th as a first-class county with the Welsh county having been elevated by the MCC into the Championship during the Spring of 1921 with their inaugural first-class match starting on 18th May that year with Glamorgan defeating Sussex at the Arms Park.
During the previous 99 seasons, Glamorgan have won the Championship title on three occasions – 1948, 1969 and 1997 – besides winning one-day competitions in 1993, 2002 and 2004, playing in one-day finals at Lord’s in 1977 and 2000, reaching Finals Day of the T20 competition at Edgbaston in 2004 and 2017, hosting Test Matches and other international games, besides defeating all of the major Test-playing nations.
To celebrate the Club’s 100th year, a special section has been created on the Club’s Archive website https://glamorgancricketarchives.com/glamorgan-centenary/ Entitled ‘Glamorgan Centenary’ it has five sections called History, Seasons, Grounds, Memories and Players. In the fullness of time, there will be information about all of the Club’s first-class players, their grounds and each season, but to kick-start things the focus has been on the inaugural Championship season with information about 1921.
As far as the Memories section is concerned, you now have the opportunity to contribute to this special website by sharing your memories of some of these great years in the Club’s history, the legendary players – both homegrown and overseas – as well as the venues throughout Wales where Glamorgan have staged home games.
With this topic in mind, one member has already taken the opportunity by contributing his memories of some of the out-grounds where Glamorgan have staged county games over the course of the past thirty years. You can share your stories and recollections by simply sending your contribution (of no more than 750 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Glamorgan Cricket Archives website also contains fascinating information about the CC4 Museum of Welsh Cricket and club cricket throughout Wales as well as – in due course - information about the Club’s work with local schools plus their commemorative activities in recent years associated with the two World Wars.