First class cricket to return to Colwyn Bay next summer

Reporter:

Dean Jones

FIRST class cricket will be returning to Colwyn Bay next year.

Glamorgan County Cricket Club will once again be returning to the area, where they will take on Lancashire in a four-day match in County Championship Division Two starting on Sunday, July 19.

Brian Hughes, chairman at Colwyn Bay Cricket Club, said: “This is great news for the club and we are thrilled that we are able to host such a high profile fixture.

“The annual Glamorgan visit has become one of the most prominent fixtures in the Conwy summer sporting calendar, and having such a high profile team coming to the area is good news for not just ourselves, but businesses in the area and the economy in general.”

A meeting has been arranged for early January between club officials, Conwy County Council and representatives from Glamorgan to finalise plans for the four-day game.

In addition, Mr Hughes also revealed that a three-year deal has been agreed with Glamorgan to play one game at the Penrhyn Avenue ground per summer.

“To have them come here for a further three years just shows how successful the visits have been,” added Mr Hughes.

“Things have gone from strength-to-strength and the people of North Wales have really supported the games, as it is the only chance we have to see first class cricket in the area.”

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