The Welsh Cricket Cup is 50 years old – are we due another North Wales winner?

Colwyn Bay were the last North Wales Welsh Cricket Cup winners in 2015

This year sees the Welsh Cricket Cup celebrate its 50th anniversary – and another success for North Wales might just be a little overdue,

Our last triumph came in 2015 when Colwyn Bay celebrated a sixth win for the north in the national competition, which started in 1972.

Over 49 years just four North Wales clubs have lifted the trophy – Brymbo (3 times), Northop Hall, Llandudno and the Bay, who defeated Ammanford in the final seven years ago.

In 2022, we have two teams into the national last eight – Colwyn Bay and Northop, who won their respective North Zone finals.

How amazing would it be if there was a northern name etched on the cup in its 50th year.

This is the 2022 quarter-final draw

CRICKET WELSH CUP NATIONAL QUARTER-FINALS (July 17)

Colwyn Bay v Llandysul or Pontarddulais (playing July 10)
Newport v Northop
Port Talbot Town v Cardiff
Swansea v Cowbridge

Since the cup started in 1972, South West Wales clubs have won it the most times (17 – 34%), followed by South Central and South East (both 13 times – 26%) and the North bringing up the rear with six wins (12%).

CRICKET WELSH CUP ROLL OF HONOUR

Year Winners (North Wales clubs in bold)

1972 Gorseinon
1973 Gorseinon
1974 Ynysygerwn
1975 Maesteg Celtic
1976 Skewen
1977 Maesteg Celtic
1978 Ynysygerwn
1979 Ynysygerwn
1980 Maesteg Celtic
1981 Ammanford
1982 Ammanford
1983 Cardiff
1984 Cardiff
1985 Barry
1986 Ammanford
1987 Brymbo
1988 Brymbo
1989 Pontarddulais
1990 St Fagans
1991 Swansea
1992 Brymbo
1993 Gowerton
1995 Cardiff
1996 Swansea
1997 Northop Hall
1998 Ynysygerwn
1999 Ynysygerwn
2000 Swansea
2001 Neath
2002 Gowerton
2003 Cardiff
2004 Sully Centurians
2005 Usk
2006 Llandudno
2007 Usk
2008 Newport
2009 Cardiff
2010 Sully Centurians
2011 Swansea
2012 Swansea
2013 Panteg
2014 Cardiff
2015 Colwyn Bay
2016 Mumbles
2017 Cardiff
2018 Ammanford
2019 Pontarddulais
2020 Void (Covid)
2021 Swansea

Most Wins

8 Cardiff
6 Swansea
5 Ynysygerwn
4 Ammanford
3 Brymbo
3 Maesteg Celtic
2 Gorseinon
2 Gowerton
2 Pontarddulais
2 Usk
2 Sully Centurions
1 Colwyn Bay
1 Barry
1 Llandudno
1 Neath
1 Mumbles
1 Northop Hall
1 Newport
1 Panteg
1 Skewen
1 St Fagans

With thanks for information to:
Steve Davies
Gweinyddwr y Gweithle – De Orllewin Cymru
Club Support & Area Administrator – South West Wales
Criced Cymru/Cricket Wales

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