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THE NEXT CC4 MUSEUM TALK 19:00 27TH JANUARY 2022 VIA ZOOM

AN EVENING WITH TERRY DAVIES – 27 JANUARY @19:00

Arrangements for the first Museum talk of 2022 have been finalized with Terry Davies, the former Glamorgan wicket-keeper, being the guest speaker at the online event on the evening of Thursday, 27 January.

“An Evening with Terry Davies” will start via ZOOM at 1900 with the former wicket-keeper looking back on his professional playing career, initially with the MCC groundstaff at Lord’s during the late 1970s, before joining the Glamorgan staff as Eifion Jones’ deputy behind the stumps and subsequently playing for the Welsh county alongside the likes of overseas stars Javed Miandad, Ezra Moseley and Winston Davis, plus South African-born all-rounder Rodney Ontong, and the emerging young players including Hugh Morris, Greg Thomas and Matthew Maynard.

Terry Davies 1985 at Grace Road, Leicestershire

Terry emigrated to Australia at the end of the 1986 season, and during the talk he will reflect on his time leading Bankstown CC to a pair of Sydney Grade Premiership titles alongside the Waugh twins, Steve and Mark, as well as his work as a state selector with New South Wales and Marketing Manager for South Australia. Terry subsequently became Chief Executive of the South Australian Cricket Association, before becoming the General Manager of the Etihad Stadium in Melbourne and subsequently moving to New Zealand where he is Chief Executive of Dunedin Venues.

Attendance at this virtual event will be free of charge with those wishing to attend being asked to send an email to museum@glamorgancricket.co.uk by 17:00 on Wednesday, 26 January. A confirmation reply will be sent out, together with further instructions about the event on ZOOM and logon details.

We also welcome questions in advance so please send details of any questions for Terry to museum@glamorgancricket.co.uk . A copy of the event will also be placed afterwards on the Glamorgan website.

If you wish to refresh your memories see: https://glamorgancricketarchives.com/terry-davies/

THE NEXT CC4 MUSEUM TALK 19:00 14th DECEMBER 2021 VIA ZOOM

19.08.21 – Glamorgan v Durham – Royal London One Day Final – Glamorgan celebrate in front of the fans.

The final Museum talk for 2021 will feature Kiran Carlson and will look back on his success in leading Glamorgan to victory in the Royal London Cup Final against Durham at Trent Bridge.

“An Evening with the Carlson’s” will take place via ZOOM starting at 1900 on Tuesday, 14 December and will also look, with the help of Kiran’s parents, at his rise into the Glamorgan playing squad via the pathway programme via Hawthorn Primary School and Whitchurch High School.

Besides looking at his time in junior cricket, Kiran will also reflect on his dramatic first-class debut at Northampton in 2016, where he took five wickets, as well as the match later that year at Chelmsford where, aged 18 years and 118 days, Kiran became the youngest-ever centurion for Glamorgan in first-class cricket.

Given Glamorgan’s success in the Royal London Cup, this will be a very fitting way to end a year which has seen the Club secure its first silverware for seventeen years.

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 17:00 on Monday, 13 December.  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 Kiran to museum@glamorgancricket.co.uk .

A copy of the event will also be placed afterwards on the Glamorgan website.

Fixtures 2022 Update

30 NOV 2021 | CRICKET – from the Glamorgan Website

The ECB has confirmed the announcement of the women’s and men’s domestic fixtures for next summer will be released as early as possible in 2022.

The creation of a fixture list is a complex task that requires certainty around many factors including tour schedules, venues for all internationals, men’s and women’s, and other major matches.

LV= Insurance County Championship matches will be played regularly from the start of the season until the end of July. The Royal London Cup and The Hundred will follow before the Championship finishes in September.

The Charlotte Edwards Cup will be played in May and June with the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy in the second half of the season.

The Vitality Blast will commence at the end of May with Finals Day to be staged at Edgbaston on 16 July.

We know how much members and supporters like to plan ahead for next summer and thank you for your patience. We will update when we have further details from the ECB on when fixtures are to be published.

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/ .