Heavy rain ultimately had the final word, on Monday 10th June, but it failed to dampen the relations between Monmouth School for Boys and Glamorgan County Cricket Club.
It was the first time the school had hosted a Glamorgan Seconds match since 1996 and Essex Seconds were restricted to 198-6 from 50 overs in the Second Eleven Trophy South Group fixture.
Old Monmothian, Jeremy Lawlor, played for Glamorgan and Year 11 pupil, Harry, who is part of Glamorgan’s Academy, carried out the 12th man duties.
Harry, a talented opening batsman, was chosen for Glamorgan Academy after scoring a remarkable 2,037 runs, including five centuries, in 2018.
Glamorgan’s Chief Executive, Hugh Morris, and Director of Cricket, Mark Wallace, enjoyed their trip to Monmouth, despite persistent rain preventing any play after the lunch interval.
The duo spent time chatting to Headmaster, Dr Andrew Daniel, and batting coach Steve James, an Old Monmothian and former England and Glamorgan opener.
The match illustrated the exciting partnership between Monmouth School for Boys and Glamorgan.
It was launched last year when the school played in a flagship match against a Wales youth team at Sophia Gardens.
And the cricketers at Monmouth School for Boys are looking forward to returning to Glamorgan’s headquarters, which hosted England’s thumping World Cup win against Bangladesh on Saturday, for the 100-ball Welsh Schools Day on Wednesday 26th June.
The school’s picturesque Sports Ground will also be the setting for Glamorgan Seconds’ three-day friendly against old rivals Worcestershire Seconds, starting on Tuesday 27th August (11am).