Press release for National County Cricket Day June 30th (Note: Glamorgan 23rd June)

County Cricket Day…. is a fan driven campaign to celebrate County Cricket inspired originally by Non League Day, which has successfully engaged football fans to attend lower league games and helped revitalise the sport at that level. This initiative aims to bring the same enthusiasm and support to county cricket.

The full Press Release can be read below but please note Glamorgan will be using the initiative on the 23rd June. “As Glamorgan are away from home on this date, they were invited by the National County Cricket Members Group (CCMG) to use the previous week’s game against Northamptonshire, June 23rd, as their involvement in the venture. Glamorgan through its CEO Dan Cherry have been very supportive of the idea. They are offering reduced price (£7) tickets if bought in advance and children to be admitted free of charge.

Chris Cooke Testimonial 2024 Brochure

Chris Cooke has been granted a Testimonial in 2024 by Glamorgan CCC in recognition of his performances and loyalty to Glamorgan. There is an extensive calendar of events dedicated to honouring Chris Cooke and supporting two causes close to him – the NSPCC and the Professional Cricketers’ Trust.

For up-to-date information about events, please visit www.chriscooketestimonial.co.uk

The Balconiers’ (John Williams) have a quantity of testimonial brochures for sale for a donation. Details of how to obtain one of these brochures are contained in the download below.

The achievements of Chris are regularly celebrated at the annual Balconiers’ Awards Evening at the end of the season.  Who knows 2024 is an opportunity for “Player of the Season”.

We hope you will join fellow Balconiers’ in supporting Chris by ordering a copy of his brochure either by using the guidance in the download.

Daffodil Cricket Tours – Update 2nd April 2024

The tours to Leicestershire, Gloucestershire and Derbyshire are still open to booking, as a guide the cut off is one month ahead of departure.

For fuller details on booking please refer to the post below “February 8, 2024” which has the details.

All supporters of the Glamorgan team are most welcome to join these trips including those supporters that live away from South Wales or wish to travel independently; they have the option to join us on a hotel only basis.

Pickup points are along the M4 corridor from Swansea to Newport.

Daffodil Cricket Tours 2024

Details of the Balconiers cricket supporters trips for the 2024 County Cricket Season are published below.

All supporters of the Glamorgan team are most welcome to join these trips including those supporters that live away from South Wales or wish to travel independently; they have the option to join us on a hotel only basis.

Pickup points are along the M4 corridor from Swansea to Newport.

Please note the date for signing up to an excursion is no later than 29th February 2024.

Three documents follow: a cover letter, details of the itineraries and a booking form. Please retain a copy of the booking form.

CC4 MUSEUM OF WELSH CRICKET TALK VIA ZOOM “AN EVENING WITH CHRIS COOKE” 24th January 2024

The next in the series of Winter Talks organized by the CC4 Museum of Welsh Cricket will be held via ZOOM on Wednesday, 24th January starting at 19:00.

Photo credit: Glamorgan Cricket Archives

“An Evening with Chris Cooke” will see the batter and wicket-keeper reflect on his playing career so far, as well as a place in the Club’s record books as having scored a century in every format of the game – Championship, List A and T20 – besides holding the record for the fastest-ever hundred in the Club’s history, set last summer at Merchant Taylors’ School when Chris scored a century from just 38 balls against Middlesex in the T20 competition. 2024 is also Chris’ Testimonial Year so the evening will also look back on his career with the bat and gloves, both with Glamorgan and in domestic cricket in South Africa.

As always, attendance at the virtual meeting will be free of charge with those wishing to attend being asked to send an email to museum@glamorgancricket.co.uk by noon on Monday, 22 January. A confirmation reply will be sent out, whilst joining details for the meeting via ZOOM will be sent by email at approx. 1800 on Wednesday, 24 January. The talk will be recorded and a copy placed in due course on the Museum website.

Chris Cooke’s statistics can be viewed here: https://glamorgancricketarchives.com/chris-cooke/

As a tailpiece the St Helen’s Balconiers will be hosting a lunch on the 15th November 2024 at the Towers Hotel, Jersey Marine as one of Chris Cooke’s Testimonial events – further details to follow.

ST. HELEN’S BALCONIERS NEWSLETTER 2023 – IN THE POST

The St Helen’s Balconiers 2023 Newsletter should have dropped or will soon drop through the letter boxes of members.

The final article “Neil Harvey Masterclass by Dr Richard Bentley” was truncated, sorry for the mistake, please find the full article here:

In summary there are the usual mixture of articles including:

Chairman’s Report – John Williams;

2023 Players Awards Evening – Paul Sussex;

The 30th anniversary of Canterbury 1993 – Dr Andrew Hignell;

Awesome Innings at Neath – Dr Andrew Hignell;

Wooller’s Winning Way – Dr Richard Bentley;

Neil Harvey Masterclass – Dr Richard Bentley;

Supporting Glamorgan Cricket since 1972.

‘The Slow Drama of County Cricket: An Interview with St Helen’s Balconier, Jean Silvan-Evans’ A Museum of Welsh Cricket Podcast

On Friday 8th December 2023 the above podcast will be released, for details and to hear the interview: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1238213

04.10.23 – Glamorgan Cricket Club and St Helen’s Balconiers Combined Annual Awards Dinner, Towers Hotel, Swansea – Balconiers Awards presentations. Jean Sylvan-Evans presenting Jamie McIlroy with a Milestone Award for his Career Best First Class Figures of 5-34 and match figures of 8 for 75 at New Road v Worcestershire September 5th 2023.

The interviewer for this podcast is Stephen Hedges.

CC4 MUSEUM OF WELSH CRICKET TALK VIA ZOOM “AN EVENING WITH HUGH MORRIS MBE” 8TH DECEMBER 2023

The next in the series of Winter Talks organized by the CC4 Museum of Welsh Cricket will be held via ZOOM on Friday, 8 December starting at 1900.

This can now be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1VJqapEKy8

Photo Credit – Glamorgan Cricket Archives.

“An Evening with Hugh Morris MBE” will be the final session this year’s programme of Winter Talks organized by the CC4 Museum of Welsh Cricket, with the former opening batter and captain of Glamorgan and England A speaking, via ZOOM, on Friday 8 December starting at 1900.

Hugh Morris has had an outstanding career with Glamorgan County Cricket Club spanning over 40 years as a player and administrator. “An Evening with Hugh Morris” will see him reflect on his illustrious playing career with the Welsh county, including winning the 1993 Sunday League title plus the County Championship in 1997, in addition to his time – albeit briefly – in Test cricket as well as his work with the ECB prior to returning to Glamorgan during 2013 as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Cricket.

Hugh is standing down from his role as CEO at the end of the month, so during this ZOOM talk he will also reflect on his many achievements over the course of the past ten years as well as looking forward to the coming years and how the Club will continue to flourish. Attendance at the virtual meeting will be free of charge with those wishing to attend being asked to send an email to museum@glamorgancricket.co.uk by noon on Thursday, 7 December. A confirmation reply will follow, whilst joining details for the meeting via ZOOM will be sent by email at approx. 1800 on Friday 8 December. The talk will be recorded and, in due course, a copy will be placed on the Museum website.

Link to Hugh Morris on Glamorgan Cricket Archives https://glamorgancricketarchives.com/hugh-morris/