CRICKET-Glamorgan Dragons v Warwickshire

As part of an incentive to drive more people to the Glamorgan Dragons home games being held at The Swalec Stadium free tickets were issued for their first Twenty20 game against Warwickshire on Sunday 17th June, 2012.

After a sunny Father’s Day almost right on cue the clouds gathered over Sophia Gardens ready for play to begin.
Even though over 12,000 tickets had been issued a still impressive (for Glamorgan) 6,000 people attended the free evening of cricket and to sample everything that the Swalec Stadium had to offer.

T20 Glamorgan  v Warwickshire at Swalec stadium
The ground facilities looked really good, decent scoreboard, lighting, pa system and most importantly a decent view from every seat. But it wasnt long before the first bit of rain stopped play and the covers were quickly brought on whilst players watched from the sidelines.
T20 Glamorgan  v Warwickshire at Swalec stadiumT20 Glamorgan  v Warwickshire at Swalec stadium
A lot of people came dressed for the occassion (no not with big rain coats and brollies!) but in Welsh attire and ummm the chap dressed up as LMFAO singing Party Rockers! And a bunch of vocal lads added to the low-key atmosphere by singing and chanting throughout the match (even if all the songs were about Cardiff City Football Club!)
T20 Glamorgan  v Warwickshire at Swalec stadium
T20 Glamorgan  v Warwickshire at Swalec stadium
As interest in the rain-interrrupted game began to wane this bunch of lads decided it was time to get the cricket players to sign their yellow box face from LMFAO. They tried and tried, the stewards tried to stop them and once they got the first signature the stewards took the yellow box from them and removed it from the stadium! Boo at the stewards!
T20 Glamorgan  v Warwickshire at Swalec stadium
T20 Glamorgan  v Warwickshire at Swalec stadiumT20 Glamorgan  v Warwickshire at Swalec stadiumT20 Glamorgan  v Warwickshire at Swalec stadium
After another short break (and an excuse to go and get ANOTHER pint of beer) play resumed again – if only for short time. Somehow the bunch of lads managed to locate the discarded yellow box and were back with avengance – this time signed by Simon Jones!
T20 Glamorgan  v Warwickshire at Swalec stadiumT20 Glamorgan  v Warwickshire at Swalec stadium
T20 Glamorgan  v Warwickshire at Swalec stadium
T20 Glamorgan  v Warwickshire at Swalec stadium
T20 Glamorgan  v Warwickshire at Swalec stadiumT20 Glamorgan  v Warwickshire at Swalec stadium
T20 Glamorgan  v Warwickshire at Swalec stadium
And then it began to rain again…..we all went for another beer before we realised that the match was abandoned and Glamorgan deemed the winners!!!! (not sure HOW they won it mind! – damn those beers!) but I heard rumours that they won using the Duckworth/Lewis method!

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