THE CC4 MUSEUM OF WELSH CRICKET TALK – 27th January 2021 @ 19:00

“Glamorgan Cricket – the 1920s and 1930s”

The first in the special series of Glamorgan Cricket’s Anniversary Talks will be held on 27 January, starting at 19:00 as part of the popular series of virtual talks held via ZOOM by the CC4 Museum of Welsh Cricket. 

A photograph from The Western Mail newspaper of Glamorgan’s inaugural team in the County Championship in 1921. Captain Norman Riches is sat in the middle of the front row. Picture Credit – Glamorgan Cricket Archives.

The first talk, entitled “Glamorgan Cricket – the 1920s and 1930s” will look at the Club’s first two decades as a first-class county and will involve the offspring of some of the Club’s pioneering players.  

The grand-daughter of Norman Riches, the man who captained Glamorgan in their inaugural season in 1921 and led the team to victory against Sussex at the Arms Park in their first-ever County Championship will be one of the speakers, together with the son of Freddie Mathias, who was one of the larger-than-life amateurs who assisted the Welsh county in their first decade of Championship cricket. 

Also speaking will be the daughter and grand-daughter of Maurice Turnbull who led Glamorgan during the 1930s, besides playing Test Cricket for England and win rugby caps for Wales. The evening will also contain a short review of events leading up to the Club’s application for first-class status, as well as a series of special films and photographic presentations from the Club’s earliest days in the world of first-class cricket. 

Once again, attendance at the virtual meeting will be free of charge with those wishing to attend being asked to send an email to by noon on 26 January. A confirmation reply will be sent out, whilst joining details for the meeting itself will be sent by email at approx. 18:00 on 27 January.  

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