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Glamorgan’s match against Northamptonshire saw Andrew Hall claim a hat-trick – the first against Glamorgan since June 10th 1980 when David Steele claimed three wickets in three balls for Derby shire. By a strange quirk of coincidence, David’s brother John was the presiding umpire at the bowl- er’s end at Northampton, whilst Northamptonshire’s previous Championship hat-trick had also come on June 10th, 1980 when Richard Williams took three in three against Gloucestershire at Wantage Road.


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Glamorgan created a world record with their ten-wicket victory against Leicestershire at Grace Road, having earlier conceded a first innings lead of 125. No team in the history of first-class cricket had ever trailed by such a margin before recording a ten wicket win. The previous record was 109, set by Lancashire at Southport in their Championship match in 1981 Glamorgan’s victory at Grace Road was also their fourth successive Championship win - the first time they had achieved the feat for six years and only the eighth time in the Club’s history having also chalked up four wins in a row in 1946, 1948, 1949, 1959, 1968, 2000 and 2004.


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Glamorgan defeated both Northamptonshire and Gloucestershire by an innings and four runs in con- secutive Championship matches. It was the first time since 1948 that they had recorded consecu tive innings victories in the County Championship and it was the first time since 1926 that the Welsh county had recorded successive victories by an identical margin, equalling their eight wicket wins against Derbyshire at Chesterfield and Surrey at the Arms Park.


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Glamorgan’s victory by 241 runs over Worcestershire at Colwyn Bay was their largest-ever in terms of runs against the Midlands county surpassing their previous record of winning by 215 runs at Car- diff Arms Park in 1930.


Mark Wallace made his 150th first-class appearance for Glamorgan in the opening County Cham- pionship match against Sussex. If you discount players such as John Hopkins, Tom Brierley and Mat- thew Maynard, who occasionally kept wicket for Glamorgan, Mark is only the fifth specialist wicket- keeper to reach this landmark. The other four to play in over 150 first-class matcher for the Club have been Haydn Davies (423 matches 1935-1958), Eifion Jones (405 matches 1961-1983), David Evans (270 matches 1956-1969) and Colin Metson (207 matches 1987-1997).


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In April, Glamorgan beat Middlesex at Lord’s by 78 runs, giving them their first Championship victory at the St. John’s Wood ground since 1954. Ten days later Glamorgan won at Worcester by nine wick- ets as they completed their first Championship win in just two days since they defeated Durham in August 2002.


It was also the first time that they had recorded two Championship victories in April, Previously, their earliest second win of the summer had been May 3rd, 1985 when they defeated Somerset at Taunton by nine wickets having won at The Oval against Surrey by seven wickets on April 29th, 1985.


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Sussex’s victory at The SWALEC Stadium was their first at the Cardiff ground. Their previous victory in the Welsh capital had been in 1961 when they beat Glamorgan at the Arms Park by 124 runs.


In all, Glamorgan’s tally of 7 Championship victories was their highest since 1997 when they won 8 matches en route to the county title.


Tom Maynard became Glamorgan’s youngest-ever captain during 2010. First, at the age of 21 years and 41 days old he led the side in their three-day friendly against Cardiff MCCU at the SWALEC Sta- dium which was not a first-class match. However, in June when 21 years and 72 days old, Tom was captain of the Glamorgan side that played the West Indies A tourists at Cardiff, and with the game having first-class status, he broke the Club record previously held by Hugh Morris who captained Glamorgan in 1986 in their County Championship encounter with Leicestershire aged 22 years and 287 days.


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Only 5 centuries were scored against Glamorgan in Championship matches in 2010. This is the sec- ond lowest number in the Club’s history, as just 4 were scored in 1924, 1965 and 1966.


Jim Allenby’s haul of 933 runs at an average of 44.42 and 41 wickets at a cost of just 21.58 was also the best all-round tally for the Welsh county in four-day cricket since 1993 – the year when Adrian Dale struck 1,472 runs at an average of 39.78 and claimed 37 wickets at a cost of 33.46.


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