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Glamorgan seek retro gear inspiration
By Richard Thomas
Glamorgan are to turn back the clock and wear similar blue and yellow team colours in one-day cricket to when the county lifted the Axa Equity and Law League title in 1993.
That title was the start of a golden era in Glamorgan cricket which saw them go on to win the 1997 County Championship title. And the Welsh county will be hoping that the retro kit will inspire them to similar one-day feats in the club’s 125th anniversary.
The kit will get its first outing when the county travel to North Wales on April 28 to play the Readers North Wales Cricket League Select XI at Mochdre CC, three days prior to the start of Colwyn Bay cricket festival.
The fixture has been arranged to support North Wales cricket, promote the cricket festival in May and give Glamorgan players a first competitive outing in the 40-overs format.
A similar fixture in conjunction with the South Wales Premier League prior to the start of Friends Life t20 competition was staged at Cardiff CC last season, which proved very beneficial.
Glamorgan coach Steve Watkin said: “Following on from last year's successful t20 warm-up against the South Wales Premier League we are delighted to be playing a North Wales XI at Mochdre as part or our 2013 Clydesdale Bank 40 preparations.
“We know the North Wales region is growing in strength and the fact that two players from there are now in our squad, Will Owen and David Lloyd, is testament to this.
“As well as being a very competitive game it will also give the Glamorgan coaches an opportunity to watch first-hand and gauge the North Wales talent on show.'
Glamorgan return to Colwyn Bay in early May to face a LV= County Championship game against Lancashire (May 1-4) and a CB40 encounter with Yorkshire (May 5).
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