Tuesday, June 30, 2009

One week...

... until the biggest cricket match we've ever had in Wales.
England v Australia, 1st test, Cardiff, July 8th 2009.
Can't wait.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

A 2nd Win

Well I've given them plenty of stick, but fair play to Glamorgan, they turned in a decent display over at Bristol this afternoon to double their number of Twenty 20 wins this campaign.

In fact, it was a double over neighbours Gloucestershire - a pity we couldn't play them every match - and at least we got off the bottom of the group.

Still, a pretty poor campaign, but good displays from Ben Wright and Tom Maynard today.

Thursday, June 25, 2009


I have to say that Glamorgan's display versus Worcestershire live on Sky Sports last night was one of the most embarassingly cringeworthy displays I have seen in over 30 years of following the county.
Shapeless, careless, directionless.
There are players who are not fit to be 1st class cricketers, over paid players in the comfort zone and a South African Kolpak bowler who has been dropped today - he's no better than our own boys.
For God sake guys sort it out, or if you can't, get someone else in who can!

Monday, June 22, 2009

UFO @ Bristol Academy 21st June 2009

40 years can be a long time as some of us know, but you wouldn't think it watching and listening to these wonderful veterans of British rock. Yet again UFO turned in a magnificent exhibition of high quality singing, playing and entertaining.

Yes, Phil Mogg is as mad as ever at 61 - wouldn't you be if you'd kept this vehicle running for since 1969? - but with a stunning back catalogue of 70s classics, a great banjo player in Vinnie Moore, and a sharp wit to match the sound quality, you really won't get a better 100 minutes for under £20.

UFO - still superb

Vinnie Moore and Phil Mogg

Set list

I can't remember it all, but there were 2 from the new album The Visitor,

plus Strangers In The Night staples:
Mother Mary
Too Hot Too Handle
I'm A Loser (my video clip)
This Kid
Shoot Shoot (my video clip)

and the big 5:

Only You Can Rock Me (my video clip)
Lights Out (my video clip)
Rock Bottom
Love To Love
Doctor Doctor.

Vinnie Moore - a superb addition to the band since 2002

Andy Parker thanks the crowd at the end

All in all - magnificent (and deserving of more than an audience of 600?).

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

UFO Bristol Academy 21/06/09

Just 5 days until one of the greatest British rock bands rolls into town (well as near as is gonna happen).
Bring it on.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Glamorgan v Surrey 6-9 June @ Cardiff

Ok a rain ruined draw in the end, but at least we got a chance to see some pure class in the form of Mark Butcher and the ageless Mark Ramprakash - still probably the best technician in the country - with another ton (his 105th in FCC).
Day 2 pics

Mark Butcher takes strike in Cardiff

Ramprakash: Master technician

Some clips of ex-England players Robert Croft, Mark Ramprakash and Mark Butcher here and here.

Day 3 pics

Ramprakash completes his 105th First class century

Friday, June 5, 2009

Glamorgan v Worcestershire Twenty 20 040609

Another tame defeat at Sophia Gardens last night for Glamorgan by 29 runs to Worcestershire.
It sounds close, but it wasn't, as there seemed little prospect of Glam chasing down the 165 needed, especially once Cosgrove and Dalrymple were out.
Worcestershire innings

Click for video footage of overs from Cosker and Croft.

Glamorgan innings

Click here for Gareth Batty's over in which Gareth Rees was caught and Jamie Dalrymple run out.