This year sees the St. Helen’s Balconiers celebrate the 50th anniversary of Glamorgan’s second County Championship title. This achievement was all the more notable because they finished the season undefeated – a rare achievement and the first time this had happened since 1930. To mark the anniversary, the Balconiers are hosting a celebration lunch hosted by Dr Andrew Hignell at The Towers Hotel, Swansea Bay, on Friday 8th November 2019 (12 noon for 12.30).
“It will probably be the last opportunity for Glamorgan members to see these legendary cricketers of yesterday’s era all together as a group”.
Further details follow but please note the event is RSVP by Thursday 31st October 2019.
A free event 19 Oct 2019 2.00pm, lasting 1 hour at Swansea Central Library Civic Centre, Swansea, Oystermouth Road, SA1 3SN.
The event is being held in the Discovery Room on the first floor of the library.
Dr Andrew Hignall will be discussing his recent book looking at the incredible history of St Helen’s ground and the rich story of how cricket developed in Swansea leading to many amazing matches being played here.
The Memorial Service for the Former Glamorgan Legend will be
held at St James’ Church, Walter Road, Uplands, Swansea SA1 4QF on Tuesday
August 27th 2019
Amba and her family invites you to join her to remember his
life and the special memories of him. The Service will commence at 1 pm. There
will be refreshments and a further opportunity to share stories about Malcolm
after the Service in the St Helen’s Lounge, Swansea-the scene of some of his
greatest sporting achievements.
Donations if desired in lieu of Flowers made out to ‘Local Aid
for Children & Community Special Needs’ cheques only please c/o Amba Nash,
33, Lon Mafon,Sketty, Swansea. SA2 9EP
It is with great sadness that the St. Helen’s Balconiers report the passing of Malcolm Nash who died overnight 30/31st July 2019. (Born 9th May 1945).
Malcolm will be inextricably linked with the St. Helen’s Ground, Swansea and his unwitting part in the Sober’s world-record six sixes over in August 1968. However he gave much more to the world of cricket than this one event with over 600 matches for Glamorgan between 1966 and 1983, he took over 1,300 wickets. He was proud of his batting with two first-class centuries including his highest score of 130 against Surrey which included a century before lunch (off 61 balls in 76 minutes). He also scored what is still (and will always be) the fastest century in the Benson and Hedges Cup competition (in 63 minutes, off 53 balls, against Hampshire).
It is with great sadness that we report the sad passing of two stalwart supporters of the Balconiers. Mr G.H.H. Davies [Gerald Davies] C.Eng., C.En.,MICE, MCIHT, Head of Quality Assurance and Compliance at Alan Griffiths [Contractors] Ltd.
Gerald was a loyal and true friend of Glamorgan C CC and the Balconiers. He was the dedicated link between Mr Alun Griffiths and the Balconiers responsible for arranging a long and fruitful sponsorship which was mutually rewarding for both parties. His funeral will take place at Three Crosses, Swansea Capel y Crwys on Wednesday February 20th 2019 at 2.30pm where all are welcome.
Secondly we have been informed of the sad loss of Mr Tom Douglas who was a faithful member of the Balconiers for many years, He enjoyed the Daffodil Cricket tours run by the Balconiers and was a loyal Glamorgan CCC supporter. His funeral service will be held at Thornhill Crematorium on Friday February 22nd 2019 at 10.00 am
The Balconiers extend sincere condolence to the family and friends of both men. May they RIP
August 31st saw the 50th Anniversary of the World Record Six Sixes scored by Sir Garry Sobers off the bowling of Malcolm Nash. With Christmas coming what better ‘Stocking Filler’ for your friends or Loved Ones than a copy of this really interesting story. To access a signed copy contact either John Williams or email@example.com
The Book Cover
Sir Garry and Malcolm Signing together
Malcolm with his friend Alan Wilkins at Cheltenham College
This year’s AGM will be held in the Captain Evan Evans Room at the Tower Hotel & Spa, Jersey Marine, Swansea at 6-00pm on Monday, 1st October 2018. It will be held prior to the Glamorgan Players Annual Presentation Evening.
Apologies for absence
Minutes of the last AGM- 2017
Presentation of Accounts
Election of Committee for 2018/19
Any other business
All paid up members are eligible to stand for election to the Committee.
A written nomination for the Committee should be sent to the Secretary to arrive by Saturday September 22nd 2018.
The nomination should be signed by a Proposer and a Seconder, both of whom should be paid-up members.