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HISTORY


1st team honours:-
League champions:- Div1 2001, 2000, 1998, Div2 1979, 1996, Div3 1978, 1993, 2012 Div4 1992.
Runners up:- Div2 2003.
Harrison-Allen:- Winners 1999, 2000 Runners up 1998.
Duggie Morris:-  Runners up  1999.
Jubilee Cup:- Winners 1998, 2000, Joint winners 2001 Runners up 1999.

2nd team honours:-
League champions:- Div 5 2001.
Runners up:- Div 4 2004.
Alec-Colley:- Runners up 1998.

Junior (u15s) honours:-
Pembrokeshire Winners 2010.
Divisional Winners 2010.

Brief

Lamphey Cricket Club has a long history, research by Robert Nisbet has identified that Lamphey Cricket Club is one of the oldest recorded clubs in Wales, having been in existence since the early 1840s along with local teams in Haverfordwest, Tenby, Pembroke and Cardigan. On August 16th 1844 the 'Herald' newspaper reports of a Lamphey v Pembroke game that "great interest was excited as to the result". Another Lamphey v Pembroke game "attracted a huge concourse of spectators, particularly those of the fairer sex", the result of the game was:- Lamphey first innings 22; second innings 96, Pembroke first innings 26; second innings 76. The report goes on to say "the fine day had brought together a large concourse of the gentry of the neighbourhood. Between the innings the parties partook of a cold collation prepared by Mr Jones of the Dragon, Pembroke, in his usual style". Lamphey's home pitch was referred to as "a field belonging to C. Mathias Esq."

Being a small village, Lamphey Cricket Club play in the Thomas Carroll Pembrokeshire League.In recent years the Club has been able to field two sides in the league however for the past couple of seasons dwindling numbers across the County has seen the Club reduced to one senior team which plays its cricket in the 3rd division. However this wasnt always the case, the latter part of the 90s and early 2000's saw the club acheive many of the top accolades in Pembrokeshire cricket, being crowned league champions in the 1998, 2000 and 2001 seasons and winning Pembrokeshire crickets 'FA Cup' for 2 consecutive seasons. The 2nd XI after reaching the heady heights of Division 3 in 2005 themselves unfortunately pulled out of the league during the 2015 season as a result of being unable to field sufficient numbers to continue though the Stags hope to resurrect the 2nd XI in the next few seasons.

Much of the Clubs success during the late 90s and early 2000 had to be credited to the addition of overseas players, although of great benefit to the Club, they caused something of a stir within the mainly amateur league. The most famous player ever to play for Lamphey Cricket Club has to be ex-West Indian Test and one-day International Vasbert Drakes (pictured below), having repesented the famous Windies after turning out for Lamphey. After 4 seasons with the 'Stags' Vasbert went on to play for Sussex, Warwickshire and Leicestershire as well as many International appearances. After Vasberts departure the Club was also fortunate to have players from the West Indies, South Africa and Australia represent the Club. One such player, Brendan Nash, who despite being born in Australia has in December 2008 been selected to play for the West Indies in the Test series and one day Internationals against New Zealand. His early Test career looks promising with knocks of 23, 74 and 65 in his first 3 innings and has since gone on to firmly establish his position in the side averaging nearly 40 in Tests.


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Nash
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Vasbert takes another wicket for the Windies
Nash Celebrates a 50 for the Windies


The first XI will see a change at the helm for the 2018 season as stalwart Hywel Gibbs takes over the reins from James Skeels, Hywel's trusty deputy will be Peter McGilloway.

The Club are fortunate to have one of the best grounds within the County and this has been recognised by the Cricket Board of Wales who chose the ground as a venue to host the 1st round of the Cheltenham and Gloucester match featuring Wales Minor Counties vs Middlesex in 2004, and is frequently used to host County games at junior level.

If you are interested in playing cricket for Lamphey in the Pembrokeshire league and reside in the County then please fell free to contact the Club either via email at lampheycc@hotmail.co.uk or the Captains themselves, their numbers can be found in the contacts section.



Cricket Ė As explained to a Foreigner

You have two sides, ones out in the field and one in.
Each man thatís in the side thatís in goes out and when heís out he comes in and the next man goes in until he is out.
When they are all out the side thatís out comes in and the side thatís been in goes out and tries to get those coming in out.
Sometimes you get men still in and not out.
When both sides have been in and out including the not outs, thatís the end of the game Ė Simple!!!!