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Cardiff hosts Ashes opener

May 12, 2014: Cardiff will host the opening Investec Ashes Test Match next summer, reviving memories of the ground's inaugural Test in 2009 when England's last pair James Anderson and Monty Panesar clung on for a famous draw

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Glamorgan v Hampshire, Swalec Stadium, 2nd day

Rees makes immediate impact

Jul 9, 2013: Gareth Rees scored 84 not out on his first appearance of the season as Glamorgan fought back on the second day of their LV= County Championship Division Two clash with Hampshire at Cardiff.

ICC Champions Trophy 2013

Champions Trophy is crunch time for Cardiff

Apr 7, 2013: Alan Hamer, Glamorgan's chief executive, has admitted that Cardiff's role as one of the host venues for the Champions Trophy "raises the stakes" for county and country

Alan Gardner

Wales cricket's charm offensive

Apr 7, 2013: The Champions Trophy will put the spotlight back on Cardiff and Welsh cricket, and the likes of Robert Croft plan to make the most of it

Alan Gardner

Australia in England 2013

Trent Bridge to host first Test of 2013 Ashes

Jun 1, 2012: England will begin their 2013 defence of the Ashes with back-to-back Tests at Trent Bridge and Lord's in July

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County news

Glamorgan announce 2011 loss

Feb 28, 2012: Glamorgan have announced an operating loss of £1.7m for 2011, with additional costs and interest bringing the deficit for the year to £3m

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England & Wales Cricket Board

Cardiff Test future under scrutiny

Jun 30, 2011: Cardiff's future as a Test venue is under scrutiny after the ECB announced it had lost the right to host one of next year's three Tests against West Indies

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England & Wales Cricket Board

ECB braced for U-turn over Windies Test

Jun 13, 2011: The England & Wales Cricket Board could be forced to put next summer's disputed West Indies Test back out to tender

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England & Wales Cricket Board

Lord's misses out as Cardiff wins Windies Test

Jun 7, 2011: West Indies are set to become the first touring team since the 1998 Sri Lankans to miss out on a Test at Lord's

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England news

Glamorgan bid for England Twenty20

Jul 22, 2009: Glamorgan are aiming to stage a Twenty20 between England and Pakistan next year after putting Cardiff forward as a hosting venue

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The biggest day in Welsh cricket

Jul 8, 2009: Andrew Strauss wondered how a match played in Cardiff could give England any home advantage, but few will begrudge Wales its moment in the sun

Rob Steen

England v Australia, 1st Test, Cardiff

Harmison and Panesar await their fate

Jul 4, 2009: Steve Harmison has caused England's selectors the most timely of headaches ahead of Sunday's first Test squad announcement

Andrew Miller

Glamorgan's pre-Ashes teething problems

Swann plays down Cardiff pitch furore

May 19, 2009: Cardiff's pitch has come under scrutiny with just over seven weeks to go until the first Test of the 2009 Ashes, after Glamorgan were docked two points for next season's Friends Provident Trophy for preparing a substandard surface in their recent contest

Andrew Miller and Alex Brown

The Ashes 2009

Atkinson confident Cardiff ready for Ashes

Jan 13, 2009: Andy Atkinson, the temporary Glamorgan groundsman, is confident that Sophia Gardens will be ready to host the first Ashes Test on July 8

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County news

Exton named as new Glamorgan groundsman

Dec 16, 2008: Glamorgan have named Keith Exton as their new head groundsman from February 1

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County news

Cardiff could host Tests until 2016

Dec 8, 2008: Paul Russell, Glamorgan's chairman, has hinted that Cardiff could be given the right to host Tests until 2016

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The Ashes 2009

Cardiff begin ticket rush for first Ashes Test

Oct 28, 2008: Six thousand Ashes tickets will be on sale this Monday, November 3, for the first Test between England and Australia starting on July 8 in Cardiff

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The Ashes 2009

Ashes tickets sell like hot cakes

Sep 16, 2008: A seat for next summer's Ashes are, as expected, proving to be the must-have ticket of 2009

ESPNcricinfo staff

Glamorgan v Worcestershire, Cardiff, 4th day

Washout at soggy Cardiff

Sep 13, 2008: Glamorgan and Worcestershire finally bowed to the inevitable and agreed to abandon their Championship match at Sophia Gardens

ESPNcricinfo staff

No 'home' advantage in Cardiff

Sep 3, 2008: The hosts couldn't have picked a less English venue to kick off next year's Ashes

Andrew Miller
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