Sunday, 24 July 2016

Swansea cricket week

I can remember when the bank holidays (we had only two during the cricket season then) saw Glamorgan entertain whatever tourist team was visiting Britain then. At least one of those fixtures would have been in Swansea. The county's luck was due to a historical anomaly, which was removed when there was a massive overhaul of fixtures. (Was this part of the MacLaurin reforms?)

However, Swansea still has a cricket week in high summer and there are attractive visitors starting next Sunday, when the county XI meets Hampshire in the One-day Cup. This is followed by a four-day county championship match against Northampton. John Williams of the Balconiers who have done so much to hold on to the cricket week has called for more sponsors which I hope he will find.

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