|Ground:||BP Oil Refinery Ltd Ground, Llandarcy|
By this time Len Pitchford, the former Glamorgan batsman was acting as the groundsman, and he undertook further improvents to the wicket. His efforts were rewarded with annual second eleven, as well as club and ground games, at the B.P. ground from 1950 onwards, together with Glamorgan's two day match against the Pakistani Eaglets in 1958. Pitchford had hoped that this friendly might even lead to a first-class game being staged at the ground, but rain washed out play.
Pitchford's dream of first-class cricket at Llandarcy eventually took place in 1971 as the ground was allocated Glamorgan's match with Oxford University, as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations at the refinery complex. In subsequent years, the ground has continued to host second eleven games, and in the late 1980's it was the home venue for the Glamorgan Colts side that took part in the South Wales Cricket Association.
(Article: Copyright © 2003 Dr.A.K.Hignell)