The latest in the series of Winter Talks organized by the CC4 Museum of Welsh Cricket took place on 31st January.

“An Evening with Michael Cann” featured an online talk with the former batter and off-spinner who played for Glamorgan from the mid-1980s until the early 1990s, besides having a spell in domestic cricket in South Africa.

Michael Cann (75* & 45*) at St Helen’s, Swansea May 1989 – Glamorgan v Northamptonshire

During the evening, Michael talked about his progression from school and club cricket in the Cardiff area to a place on the staff of Glamorgan Cricket, as well appearances for the Combined Universities in the Benson and Hedges Cup, as well as playing for Orange Free State and Griqualand West.

He also spoke about a number of humourous incidents during his time playing for Glamorgan’s 1st and 2nd XI, as well as a friendship with Allan Donald, the famous South African fast bowler, and his life after professional cricket.

Find the full interview below.

Sad News – Clive Hemp

Wicketkeeper Mark Wallace receives a Special Award from Balconiers’ Treasurer Clive Hemp to mark 200 consecutive County Championship appearances for Glamorgan. 29th September 2014.

It is with considerable sadness that we have to inform you that our longstanding and devoted Treasure Clive Hemp passed away early this morning after a long illness.

Our heartfelt thoughts go out to Elizabeth his wife and his children David, Tim, and Charlotte and their families.

He will also be greatly missed by us as Balconiers for his sound advice and considerable contribution over many years.

Funeral Arrangements

Funeral Service Friday 16th December, 2022 10:45 a.m. Bethany Baptist Church, West Cross, Swansea SA3 5TL followed by Interment at Oystermouth Cemetery 12.15 p.m. Strictly family flowers only but donations in lieu to Liz Baker Renal Unit or Leukaemia Research c/o Funeral directors. Absent from the body, present with the Lord Graham J Sullivan, Ty Hedd Funeral Home, Mynydd Newydd Road, Morriston, Swansea. SA6 7QG Tel: 01792 775262

Season 2023 Fixtures

Fixtures for the 2023 season have been released by the ECB.

Fuller details on the fixtures which involve Glamorgan C.C.C. can be viewed at URL:

Daffodil Cricket Tours are making arrangements / enquiries regarding transport and hotels to enable attendance at all the County Championship fixtures involving Glamorgan away from Sophia Gardens.

In summary these are:

27 – 30 April Leicestershire v Glamorgan, Leicester

4 – 7 May Yorkshire v Glamorgan, Headingley

18 – 21 May Sussex v Glamorgan, Hove

11 – 14 June Durham v Glamorgan, Chester-le-Street

10 – 13 July Glamorgan v Leicestershire, TBC hence may be N. Wales

20 – 23 July Gloucestershire v Glamorgan, Cheltenham

25 – 28 July Derbyshire v Glamorgan, Derby

3 – 6 September Worcestershire v Glamorgan, Worcester

Further details and confirmation of the tours will be made available as soon as possible.


Photo Credit – CC4 Museum of Welsh Cricket

NB. This talk took place on the 28th November 2022 but can be viewed by referencing this link:

The next in the series of Winter Talks organized by the CC4 Museum of Welsh Cricket will be held via ZOOM on 28 November starting at 1900. 

“An Evening with Tony Cordle” will feature an online talk with the fast bowler, who now lives in Canada and was a member of Glamorgan’s Championship-winning team in 1969 as well as appearing in the 1977 Gillette Cup Final at Lord’s. 

During the talk, Tony will be reflecting on his career with the Welsh county which began in 1963. One of his finest moments came in 1969 when, during a remarkable game at Colwyn Bay, Tony recorded a career-best 9-49 against Leicestershire at the Rhos-on-Sea ground, but only after coming on as seventh change!  

During the 1970`s Tony developed into a fine all-rounder in limited-overs cricket, making useful contributions with both bat and ball. In 1979 Tony took a hat-trick in the Sunday League match against Hampshire at Portsmouth, whilst in 1974 he shared a record partnership of 87 for the ninth wicket with Malcolm Nash in the Gillette Cup match against Lincolnshire at Swansea. 

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 27 November. A confirmation reply will be sent out, whilst joining details for the meeting itself will be sent by email at approx. 1800 on 28 November. 

A copy of the first Winter Talk about Norman Riches, Glamorgan’s first-ever captain, is now online at .

Further talks are planned over the coming months with the speakers including Sam Northeast, Colin Ingram and Andrew Salter, Further information about these will appear shortly on the websites of both Glamorgan CCC and the CC4 Museum of Welsh Cricket.

SH Balconiers Newsletter 2022 – in the post

The St Helen’s Balconiers 2022 Newsletter should have dropped or will soon drop through the letter boxes of members.

In summary there are the usual mixture of articles including:

Chairman’s Report;

2021 Players Awards Evening;

Reflections on the Championship Win – 1997 by Steve James;

Williams Works Wonders against Australians – Dr Richard Bentley;

Alan Rees – A Tribute – Dr Andrew Hignell.

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.

Daffodil Cricket Tours 2022 in support of Glamorgan C.C.C.

The Balconiers are celebrating their 50th anniversary this season and have been organising stay-away trips for 47 years. Consequently, we have gained an excellent reputation for offering the best value with regard to executive travel and accommodation and are the envy of all the other 17 counties.

If you would like to join any of the trips (see schedule below) please tick the appropriate box and return the schedule as per the instruction on the form.

All supporters of the Glamorgan team are most welcome to join these trips including those supporters that live away from South Wales who have the option to join us on a hotel-only basis.

Please download the three forms below for full details.