Glamorgan County Cricket Club

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Glamorgan County Cricket Club (Welsh: Criced Morgannwg) is one of eighteen first-class county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales. It represents the historic county of Glamorgan aka Glamorganshire (Welsh: Morgannwg). Founded in 1888, Glamorgan held minor status at first and was a prominent member of the early Minor Counties Championship before the First World War. In 1921, the club joined the County Championship and the team was elevated to major status as an official first-class team. Glamorgan has been classified as a List A team since the beginning of limited overs cricket in 1963; and as a major Twenty20 team since 2003. Glamorgan is the only Welsh major cricket club. They have won the English County Championship competition in 1948, 1969 and 1997. Glamorgan have also beaten all of the major Test playing nations, including Australia whom they defeated in successive tours in 1964 and 1968. The club's limited overs team is called simply Glamorgan. Kit colours are blue and yellow for limited overs matches. The club is based in Cardiff and plays most of its home games at Sophia Gardens, which is located on the bank of the River Taff. Matches have also occasionally been played at Swansea, Colwyn Bay and Cresselly (despite the latter towns being in Denbighshire and Pembrokeshire respectively).

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St Helen's. Home to Swansea Cricket Club since 1873. A Glamorgan CCC ground since 1890. Sir Garfield Sobers hit six sixes in an over here in 1968

St Helen's ground, Swansea, United Kingdom where it played (1890)