Glamorgan Change One-Day Name To Welsh Dragons
There will be a new name in the 2012 CB40 draw on Saturday, as Glamorgan Dragons change their name to the Welsh Dragons.
The draw, taking place during the CB40 Final at Lord’s, will see Glamorgan, as the only Welsh county in first-class cricket, reinforce their national pride under new Abergavenny-born captain, Mark Wallace.
The Welsh Dragons will compete in the CB40 and Friends Life t20 competitions from 2012.
“Every player knows that, in Glamorgan, he represents not just his county but also the whole of Wales,” said Wallace, “and we feel that honour and pride in everything we do. I am extremely proud to have been appointed the Club’s 2012 captain and am very excited at the prospect of leading the Welsh Dragons.
“We want all talented Welsh cricketers to aspire to play for Glamorgan and, in the likes of James Harris, Will Owen and Gareth Rees, we already have a number of talented home-grown players making an impact in the team.”
The Club is also embarking upon a post-season programme of forums and road shows across Wales. The first forum, for 2011 Members and Season Ticket Holders, will be held at the SWALEC Stadium on Friday 28 October. Further details will be announced soon.
Glamorgan have also announced that as part of their drive to increase their membership base, full membership for the 2012 season, which includes entry to 43 days of cricket will be available from just £99.
Chief Executive Alan Hamer said “Whilst the 2011 season may have ended, we are already looking forward to next year. Glamorgan’s position is unique – we represent a country and not just a county, Our support base is far reaching, and we are committed to continuing to play matches at Swansea and Colwyn Bay.
“That said, we need to engage more closely with our supporters, particularly during the winter months. With this in mind, we will organise a number of forums and road shows across Wales, so that we can share with our supporters our vision and plans for the future.
“2012 promises to be an exciting season and our decision to be called the Welsh Dragons in one-day name cricket re-enforces the pride and passion displayed by both our players and supporters.”