THE NEXT CC4 MUSEUM TALK 19:15 2ND DECEMBER 2021 VIA ZOOM

“Glamorgan CCC – the 2000s and 2010s”

Celebrations after beating Kent to win the National League title 2002

The last in what has proved to be a popular series of Anniversary Talks, celebrating Glamorgan Cricket’s 100 years as a first-class county, will take place via ZOOM on Thursday 2nd December, starting at 19:15. 

“Glamorgan CCC – the 2000s and 2010s” will involve a group of the Club’s former players including Dean Cosker, Mike Powell, David Harrison and Mark Wallace, the current Director of Cricket, with the evening looking back on two decades which saw the Welsh county win one-day competitions in 2002 and 2004 besides featuring in Lord’s finals in 2000 and 2013, as well as appearances at T20 Finals Day in 2004 and 2017.  

These years also saw significant changes off the field with the creation of the Sophia Gardens stadium and Test Cricket being staged in Wales. Indeed, the panel will reflect on the 2009 and 2015 Ashes, as well as the other high-profile matches and tournaments which Glamorgan Cricket have successfully staged over the course of the past few years.  

Once again, the evening will embrace the recollections of the panel of former players, together with a photographic presentation using copyrighted material from the Club’s Archives.

As usual, attendance at the virtual meeting is free of charge, and anyone wishing to attend is asked to send an email to museum@glamorgancricket.co.uk by noon on Wednesday, 1st December.

A confirmation reply will be sent out, together with log-in details for the event. 

A recording of the talk which took place on 15th November is now online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYRkYtTO148 with Matthew Maynard, Steve Watkin, Stave James, Darren Thomas and special guest Duncan Fletcher reflecting on the 1990s.

THE NEXT CC4 MUSEUM TALK 19:00 24TH NOVEMBER 2021 VIA ZOOM

AN EVENING WITH MATTHEW ELLIOTT

Matthew Elliott

“An Evening with Matthew Elliott” will take place via ZOOM starting at 1900 on Wednesday, 24 November with Matthew reflecting on his outstanding playing career in domestic cricket with Victoria, South Australia, Glamorgan and Yorkshire, as well as his time in international cricket with Australia.  

In particular, Matthew will be recalling his time in Wales as the Welsh county won the Sunday League title in 2004, as well as playing for Glamorgan in the Benson and Hedges Cup Final of 2000, and at T20 Finals Day in 2004. In addition, Matthew will also be talking about his life after retiring from playing professional cricket. 

If you are interested in joining the event please email museum@glamorgancricket.co.uk by 1700 on Tuesday, 23 November.  A confirmation reply will be sent out, together with further instructions and logon details.  

We also welcome questions in advance so please send details of any questions for Matthew to museum@glamorgancricket.co.uk  

THE next CC4 MUSEUM TALK 19:00 15th November 2021 via zoom

The next in the popular series of Anniversary Talks, celebrating Glamorgan Cricket’s 100 years as a first-class county “Glamorgan CCC – the 1990s”

Note: A recording of the talk which took place on 15th November is now online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYRkYtTO148 with Matthew Maynard, Steve Watkin, Stave James, Darren Thomas and special guest Duncan Fletcher reflecting on the 1990s.

“Glamorgan CCC – the 1990s” The talk will involve a group of the Club’s former players including Matthew Maynard, Steve Watkin, Steve James and Darren Thomas, with the evening looking back on an outstanding decade which included winning the Sunday League in 1993 and followed in 1997 by becoming County Champions. 

Besides a decade of collective triumph, it was a period of individual success with a group of the Welsh county’s players winning international honours with England, whilst some international stars, including Viv Richards and Waqar Younis also played with distinction for Glamorgan. 

This will be another evening full of warm and happy memories, together with a photographic presentation using copyrighted material from the Club’s Archives. As usual, attendance at the virtual meeting is free of charge, and anyone wishing to attend is asked to send an email to museum@glamorgancricket.co.uk by noon on Sunday, 14th November. A confirmation reply will be sent out, together with log-in details for the meeting. 

Anniversary Lunch to celebrate Glamorgan’s Championship Centenary and the 80th biRthday of jeff jones (glamorgan and England)

The St Helen’s Balconiers are arranging a Celebration Lunch at The Towers Hotel, Swansea Bay, on Friday 19th November (12 noon for 12.30) to mark the centenary of Glamorgan achieving first-class status. At the same time, we shall be celebrating the birthday of Jeff Jones and recalling his outstanding achievements, including winning 15 England caps and making 157 first-class appearances for Glamorgan. We most warmly invite you to join us in these dual celebrations.

Full Invitation Letter here

Reply Card here

Please respond by the 6th November to John Williams, 41 Sketty Park Road, Swansea, SA2 9AS using a print of the Reply Card.

The LV= Insurance County Championship will return to two divisions next season

Glamorgan will feature in Division Two of the County Championship having finishing in fourth place in Division Two in 2019 and will play Derbyshire, Durham, Leicestershire, Middlesex, Nottinghamshire, Sussex and Worcestershire next season.

There will be 10 counties in Division One and eight in Division Two with a two-up, two-down promotion-and-relegation system.

Each county will play 14 LV= Insurance County Championship matches.

When will fixtures be announced?

The ECB is aiming to announce fixture no earlier than the end of November 2021.

For further and fuller details see: LV= Insurance County Championship Returns to Two Divisions in 2022 | Glamorgan Cricket News

Daffodil Tours will be in operation once the fixtures and venues are known.

SHB 2021 Newsletter

The 2021 St. Helen’s Balconiers Newsletter (all 36 pages) will shortly be dropping through your letterbox. If you can’t wait please refer to the tab along the top of the home page.

Chairman’s Report by John Williams

First Championship win at St Helen’s by Dr Richard Bentley

Shep’s whirlwind innings v ’61 Australians by Dr Andrew Hignell

Glamorgan beat the ’71 Pakistanis by Dr Andrew Hignell

Jeff Jones – a special celebration

Javed’s special summer of ’81 by Dr Richard Bentley

A trip down memory lane

100 Years of Captains

THE CC4 MUSEUM Talks programme resumes autumn 2021

A recording of this talk which took place on October 26th , reflecting on the 1970s and 1980s is now online at www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPzeRY_XIcE , with Hugh Morris, Matthew Maynard, Mike Llewellyn and Alan Jones sharing their memories, together with a short film recalling the 1977 Gillette Cup Final.

The programme of Museum talks, held via ZOOM, for 2021/22 has been confirmed including the next in the popular series of Anniversary Talks, celebrating Glamorgan Cricket’s 100 years as a first-class county. “Glamorgan CCC – the 1970s and 1980s” will be held on Tuesday 26th October, starting at 1900.

The talk will involve a group of the Club’s former players including Alan Jones, Mike Llewellyn, Alan Wilkins, Hugh Morris and Matthew Maynard, with the evening looking back on the two decades in the life of the Welsh county after the Club’s successful seasons during the 1960s.

Although there was less success during these two decades, Glamorgan did reach their first-ever Cup final at Lord’s in 1977 – a game remembered by many for that six struck by Mike Llewellyn. The 1980s also saw a new generation of Glamorgan stars emerge, including Hugh Morris, who also had his first taste of captaincy during the 1980s, whilst Matthew Maynard enjoyed a scintillating debut in 1985 striking three successive sixes en route to a century in his first-ever County Championship.

Like Hugh, Matthew went on to play in Test cricket for England, whilst under Alan Jones’ tutelage, a successful Glamorgan Colts also emerged during the late 1980s with a group of other homegrown players ho would play with distinction for the Welsh county as well as appearing in international cricket.

Once again, the evening will include a photographic presentation using copyrighted material from the Club’s Archives with attendance at the virtual meeting being free of charge. Anyone wishing to attend is asked to send an email to museum@glamorgancricket.co.uk by noon on Monday, 25th October. A confirmation reply will be sent out, with log-in details for the meeting also being emailed to attendees later that day. Further Anniversary Talks will be held online during November and December looking back on the 1990s – a decade which saw the Club win one-day silverware, in addition to the Championship crown in 1997 – as well as the 2000s and 2010s. The programme over the winter months will also include talks with other former Glamorgan players, including Matthew Elliott as well as current players including Kiran Carlson. For further details about the full programme of winter talks, please visit https://glamorgancricketarchives.com/museum-talks/ .

TRENT BRIDGE – HERE WE COME!

The Balconiers will be running a trip to Trent Bridge for the Royal London Cup final taking place on the 19th August 2021 in support of Glamorgan.

Depart South Wales early on the morning of the 19th August for the final commencing at 13:00, stay overnight in Nottingham and return the following day.

Pickup points along the M4 Corridor, Sophia Gardens, Newport Holiday Inn at The Coldra.

For further details please contact John Williams of the Balconiers see below:

E-mail address: john.balconiers@hotmail.com

Mobile: 07973-479613 Landline: 01792-414333

The opposition for the final will be determined tomorrow (17th) after tomorrow’s semi-final between Durham and Surrey being played at Chester-le-Street.

The scoreboard at Sophia Gardens as Glamorgan beat Essex by 5 wickets in the semi-final

Glamorgan’s fixtures in Division Two of the LV= Insurance County Championship – to be played AugUST & September 2021

Having played ten games in the initial Group Stage, the 18 First-Class Counties have been split into three Divisions based on finishing positions in their respective groups. In the Division Stage, each county will play four more County Championship matches to determine their final finishing position.

They will not play against the other team from their initial group, but will carry through half the number of points it scored in the two matches played against that team in the Group Stage. This could result in half points being carried forward.

So, for example, Northamptonshire and Glamorgan both progressed to Division Two from Group Three and Northamptonshire carry forward 16 points – half of the 32 points they gained against Glamorgan thanks to a win and a draw. Glamorgan take through 11.5 points from the draw and accumulated bonus points from those two matches.