Glamorgan Cricket Anniversary Talk - the 1920s and 1930s

2 Feb 2021 | Cricket

The first in the special series of Glamorgan Cricket’s Anniversary Talks was held on 27 January, as part of the popular series of virtual talks held via ZOOM by the CC4 Museum of Welsh Cricket.

The first talk, entitled “Glamorgan Cricket – the 1920s and 1930s” looked at the Club’s first two decades as a first-class county and involved the offspring of some of the Club’s pioneering players.

The grand-daughter of Norman Riches, the man who captained Glamorgan in their inaugural season in 1921 and led the team to victory against Sussex at the Arms Park in their first-ever County Championship was one of the speakers, together with the son of Freddie Mathias, who was one of the larger-than-life amateurs who assisted the Welsh county in their first decade of Championship cricket.

Also speaking was the daughter and grand-daughter of Maurice Turnbull who led Glamorgan during the 1930s, besides playing Test Cricket for England and win rugby caps for Wales. The evening also contained a short review of events leading up to the Club’s application for first-class status, as well as a series of special films and photographic presentations from the Club’s earliest days in the world of first-class cricket.