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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

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/ .