Taking in a day at the cricket thanks to Glamorgan

Following on from matchday experiences at local football and rugby clubs, our Penarth and Rumney Hub clubs had the opportunity to visit Sophia Gardens to watch cricket at the home of Glamorgan CCC.

Glamorgan invited the clubs along to a day of LV County Championship action and also were given a tour of the museum where they learned more about the history of the club and its home at Sophia Gardens.

17 members from across the clubs in Penarth and Rumney Hub in Cardiff made the trip on a beautiful sunny day for cricket and were welcomed in by Glamorgan staff to Sophia Gardens where they took in a presentation that explained how cricket originated in South Wales and how the home of Glamorgan Cricket has been developed over recent times to allow for first-class and international cricket to take place.

The group of club members were then given a tour of the Sophia Gardens museum before they were able to take in the third day of the First-Class clash between Glamorgan and Worcestershire. It proved to be a successful day on the field for the hosts as they wrapped up a 10-wicket victory – much to the delight of our members in attendance.

Reflecting on the day, Rob Baker, Project Coordinator in Wales, commented: “We love giving our clubs across Wales the opportunity to experience live sport alongside our regular sessions, so we were delighted Glamorgan CCC welcomed us along earlier this month for a great day at the cricket.

To find out more about our activity across Wales, get in touch with Rob via rob.baker@sportingmemories.uk

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