Cricket in Wales to Honour HRH Prince Philip


A life-long cricket fan, HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh (1921-2021) served two terms as MCC President from 1949-50 and 1974-75 and further became an honorary life member.

He was also a former Patron of the Welsh Cricket Association, then of Cricket Wales upon its formation in 2010, and was Patron of the Wales Minor Counties Cricket Club, as it was then known; now Wales National County. 

The Duke was also Patron and Twelfth Man of the Lord’s Taverners and served as the charity's President for two years between 1960-61.

As a mark of respect, all nine LV= County Championship matches, including Glamorgan's game vs Sussex at Sophia Gardens, will pause between 14:50-16:10 on Saturday 17 April, to coincide with his funeral.

Cricket Wales respectfully asks that all recreational cricket activity in Wales also be paused at 3pm on Saturday, in order that the wider Welsh Cricket Family can honour the national minute's silence, remember His Royal Highness, and reflect on the legacy he leaves in our sport, both in Wales and England.


You can view a story from the BBC website about Prince Philip's connections with Welsh Cricket here.



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