The History of Blaina Cricket Club: Little Club - Big Story (Cricket in Wales)

 
9781902719320: The History of Blaina Cricket Club: Little Club - Big Story (Cricket in Wales)

Written by Andrew Hignell, the Archivist of Glamorgan County Cricket Club and the leading authority on the history of cricket in Wales, this book recalls these Golden Years in the history of Blaina Cricket Club as well as tracing the fascinating history of cricket in this Monmouthshire valley. Drawing on the memories, photographs and personnel recollections of those directly involved with the Blaina club from the times when coal was king, through the years of the decline in the iron and tinplate industry to the modern years of mine closure and de-industrialisation, Andrew Hignell has not only produced a cricketing history of Blaina, but also a social history of the town. Cricket began in Blaina in the 1850s as the ironmasters used the game to fly the flag for their works as well as trying to harmonise industrial relations and promoting healthy lifestyles. The playing of cricket subsequently developed into a unifying force within the tight-knit valley communities and, as the first team-game to evolve in industrial Wales, it helped to bond and give immense pleasure to the people whose livelihood was dominated by the state of the iron and coal industries. There were good times and bad, yet throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries the Blaina cricket club remained strong and vibrant. It was a founding member of the South Wales and Monmouthshire League and the club regularly attracted large crowds, sometimes of up to 4,000.

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Andrew Hignell is a prolific author and widely recognised as the leading authority on the history of cricket in Wales.

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'It's a wonderful story of a club with a truly big history, and I hope you're as captivated by it as I was. It only remains for me to say that I'm sure you'll enjoy this fantastic book, and here's to the next 160 years!' Emma Peplow, from the Introduction

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