Cowbridge Cricket Club’s first recorded fixture took place in 1840 against Bridgend. Today the Club runs three senior and four junior teams, playing on a beautiful ground.
It was not until 1913 that the cricketers of Cowbridge had a permanent home when the Cowbridge and District Athletic Club was established. What is now our home had been created by a Mr E H Ebsworth in 1895 on a field called Cae Wyndham and it had been used by a club known as the Glamorgan Gypsies who subsequently merged with the Cowbridge Wanderers. Today the Athletic Club remains our parent body encompassing rugby, tennis and squash as well as cricket.
The standing of the Club was recognised in the 1930’s when Glamorgan played four matches at Cowbridge. England captains Douglas Jardine and Tony Lewis have played for the Club and test players J C Clay and Hugh Morris have had close associations. Ben Wright, who played for Cowbridge Cricket Club also spent a number of years as a professional with Glamorgan County Cricket Club.
Cowbridge’s 1st and 2nd XI’s play in the South Wales Cricket Association and the junior teams play in The Cardiff and Vale Junior League.
New members are very welcome; if you would like to become a member, there is a range of membership grades to choose from, either playing or non-playing.