Festival Report

May 2017

Five Days of Cricket

A highlight of the season is the Swansea and West Wales Cricket Festival at St. Helen’s, Swansea, which this year was a split Festival in May 2017.
The Royal London One Day Cup match against Kent Spitfires on Sunday 14th May Saw a sun-drenched crowd at Swansea who were treated to a superb game of cricket – and a domestic record of 35 sixes – as firstly Colin Ingram (114) and Will Bragg (94) shared a stand of 212 in 31.4 overs for the third wicket as Glamorgan amassed a record 356/7, but Darren Stevens, the 41 year-old veteran then blasted an astonishing 147 from just 67 balls with a record 14 sixes before falling to a superb boundary catch as the Welsh county clinched a fifteen-run victory over the Kent Spitfires in their final group game in the Royal London One-Day Cup at St.Helen’s
This was followed by a Specsavers County Championship game against Durham beginning 12 days later on Friday 26th May – for four days.

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 40th anniversary celebration of Glamorgan reaching the final of the Gillette Cup in 1977. In particular Dr. Andrew Hignell looked back to that day 40 years ago – focussing on the thoughts of the players involved who were guests at the Dinner. Including-Don Shepherd, Alan Jones, Eifion Jones, Arthur Francis, Malcolm Nash, Mike Llewellyn who each reminisced on that memorable day in the history of Glamorgan.

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