Category Archives: Events

Presentation Awards Dinner – 4 October 2023 – Towers Hotel, Jersey Marine, Swansea

The Balconiers and Glamorgan combined Players Annual Awards Dinner 2023. The Balconiers are proud that this season we will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of having organised this Presentation event.

03 October 2022 – Glamorgan / St Helen’s Balconiers Cricket End of Season Awards

Details on how to book are contained in the letter below:

Celebration Lunch “Balconiers 50th Anniversary” and “Michael Hogan Testimonial Event” 4th November 2022

St Helen’s Balconiers 50th Anniversary

The above event has been rescheduled to the 4th November 2022 to facilitate Michael’s return to Australia.

Michael Hogan’s Testimonial Brochure

Venue: The Towers Hotel, Jersey Marine 4th November 2022 12:00 for 12:30 pm.

The invitation and associated response card are below, please note the response date of by 29th October 2022.

No doubt the event will be popular, so an early response is recommended.

Response Card (print and return)

Hospitality – 17th August Glamorgan v Lancashire in the Royal London One Day Cup (50 overs)

The Gnoll,
Cricket Ground, Neath

The St Helen’s Balconiers are assisting Neath CC in offering hospitality for the Glamorgan v Lancashire fixture on Wednesday 17th August 2022.

With Glamorgan being the winners of last year’s competition, and Lancashire not having played in Neath since 1961 we are pleased to see them at this years West Wales Cricket Festival at Neath Cricket Club.

Please see the letter below for full information and the booking form for your use.

Your support would be appreciated, whether Corporate, Society or Club.

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 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:

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

St. Helen’s Festival 2020

Glamorgan are scheduled to play Durham in a Specsavers County Championship Division 2 four day fixture commencing on Sunday June 28th at the St. Helen’s Ground, Swansea.

Durham were the visitors to St. Helen’s, Swansea in May 2017 on which occasion Glamorgan won by 3 wickets with Michael Hogan taking 5 for 49 in the visitors 1st innings and Nick Selman scoring 116* in Glamorgan’s 2nd innings.

Further details on Glamorgan’s fixtures for 2020 can be found on the Glamorgan CCC website:

or for a full listing of fixtures the England and Wales Cricket Board website:

50th Anniversary of becoming County Champions in 1969 – Celebration Lunch 8th November 2019

Tony Lewis leading the team off the field at St. Helen’s after they won the game by one run v Essex 1969. (Courtesy of Glamorgan Archives)

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.