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From Sophia to SWALEC – A History of Cricket in Cardiff
Andrew Hignell
ISBN: 9780752447018 (0752447017)Dyddiad Cyhoeddi Mehefin 2009
Cyhoeddwr: The History Press, Stroud
Fformat: Clawr Caled, 255x180 mm, 224 tudalen Iaith: Saesneg Ar gael Pris Llawn: £20.00 
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Fel y rhan fwyaf o bethau sy'n deillio o'r bedwaredd ganrif ar bymtheg yng Nghaerdydd, mae stori gerddi Soffia ynghlwm wrth ddylanwad Ystad Bute. Ceir yn y gyfrol hon hanes cynnar criced yng ngerddi Soffia, gyda gwybodaeth am ganlyniadau gêmau, a chyfweliadau gydag ymgyrchwyr criced ddoe a heddiw. Gyda rhagair gan Matthew Maynard.

The story of Sophia begins, like most things in nineteenth-century Cardiff, from the influence of Bute Estate. Thus, this book details the beginnings of cricket at Sophia Gardens, expanding the historical commentary with brief match reports, scorecards and interviews with past and present protagonists of the Welsh county. Foreword by Matthew Maynard.
Linking the phenomenal industrial growth of Cardiff between 1800 and 1850 with the fortunes of the Bute family, in a series of 30 short chapters, the book provides a series of thumbnail sketches of the personalities and significant developments in the growth of sport in Cardiff, and Glamorgan cricket in particular.

Sophia was the second wife of the 2nd Marquess of Bute. She married in 1845 and supervised the layout of Sophia Gardens between 1854 and 1857. In 1947 the estate was given to Cardiff Corporation as a recreational area only and it was in 1967 that Glamorgan moved there after 45 years at the Arms Park. From then it is a story of gradual development culminating in the 1st Australian Test in August 2009.

In 1922 Cardiff rugby and cricket clubs formed Cardiff Athletic playing in the Arms Park – again land given by the Bute family. Their plans to develop the National, and subsequently Millennium, Stadium in the 1960s saw Glamorgan CC’s departure for and development of Sophia Gardens.

The date 1922 coincides with the granting of County status to Glamorgan after some 40 years as a Minor County. Great names - Norman Riches, Maurice Turnbull pre World War 2, then Wilfred Wooller - are portrayed as the club struggled in the depression years and under postwar austerity. Then came 1948 and 1969, the first and second County Championship and a wait until 1997 for the third.

In between we had the growth of one-day cricket and its various competitions from Gillette to 20/20. Famous games, at Lords 1977 and Canterbury 1993 are remembered and names Viv Richards, Waqar Younis and Jaques Kallis are amongst the greatest who represented the County.

Finally, in 1995 Glamorgan CC acquired the lease of Sophia Gardens from Cardiff RFC and launched the redevelopment plans. SWALEC became the main sponsor culminating in the present fine stadium and Test Match status.

An enjoyable overview highlighting events on the rocky road which led to today’s commercial success, well illustrated and embellished with score card details.

Geoff Edwards

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