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Daffodil Days - Part One

CC4 Museum of Welsh Cricket Podcast

32min

In the first of two episodes we re-live the 1997 Championship winning season with the author of the official celebration book 'Daffodil Days - Glamorgan's Glorious Summer' Grahame Lloyd.

He sets out his thinking behind writing the book and gives us an overall sense of Glamorgan's third victorious journey to winning county cricket's most prized trophy.  Using his book as a guide we have brought together three of the people who's experience he captured.

First is Mike Fatkin, then secretary of Glamorgan, he formed the 'boys in the backroom' with Tony Dilloway.  Mike tells us about bringing Duncan Fletcher and Waqar Younis to the club and how he fooled everyone over the extent of his negotiating skills.

Next is Joan Pockett, one of three women who were the public face of Glamorgan.  She retells the story of her brief stint as a commentator to one loyal Glamorgan fan who phoned the ground to check on the score.

Last, but certainly not least, is Alun Rhys Chivers.  Now Alun is a journalist covering Glamorgan cricket for a welsh language magazine.  Then he was the twelve year old supporter who felt the warmth and kindness of coach Duncan Fletcher.

All three plus Grahame furnish their memories of Duncan and set the scene for the next epiosde which deal with the players that made it happen.

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