Five Days of Cricket
We were blessed with a lovely sunny day for the R L 50 Over game v Hampshire which not only brought in an excellent crowd that enhanced the traditional festival atmosphere but had the knock-on bonus of boosting the takings in Fred’s Bar!.
During the Specsavers Championship game v Derbyshire, a fortnight later, we experienced some rain however the game continued to the final over on the last day. It was an exciting game which Glamorgan should have won but the Derby last two wickets held on and the game was drawn.
Special Buffet Evening
As well as the cricket, there was another Balconiers’ Special Buffet Evening. Which took place on the Friday evening of the Festival.
This year was a 50th anniversary celebration of Glamorgan defeating The Australians -In particular Dr. Andrew Hignell looked back to that day 50 years ago – focussing on the thoughts of the players involved who were guests at the Dinner. It was also the 50th anniversary of the World Record set by Sir Garry Sobers of 6 sixes in an over, which was bowled by our very own Malcolm Nash.