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England v Wales in a Welsh Baseball International on Saturday

WelshBBThe annual international Welsh Baseball game between England and Wales takes place this Saturday at Tredegar Park, Newport, Wales. ‘Kick off’ is scheduled for 2 p.m and a poster for the event can be found here.

Welsh baseball, also sometimes known as British baseball, is a hybrid of baseball, cricket and rounders and has been featured on BaseballGB previously.

The annual international game was first held in 1908 and it would be fair to say that the Welsh have dominated the tie in recent years.  England haven’t prevailed since 1987, with a rain-induced draw in 1998 being the only time since then that they have managed to avoid defeat.

Does that sequence mean England have no chance again this year, or do the laws of probability tell us the Welsh winning streak has to come to an end soon?

Why not head along to Newport this Saturday and find out, while taking in a truly unique sporting event that is steeped in history.  For more details about Welsh Baseball, just visit the official website.


10 Responses to “England v Wales in a Welsh Baseball International on Saturday”

  1. Andrew Weltch #

    Tredegar Park sports ground is easy to get to – just a couple of minutes from Junction 28 of the M4.
    Admission is free, programmes available, and if you arrive early, there’s a junior representative match from noon.

    June 29, 2010 at 8:57 am Reply
    • Matt Smith #

      Thanks for the details Andrew. Hopefully you’ll get a good crowd.

      June 29, 2010 at 9:46 pm Reply
  2. Andrew Weltch #

    Experienced all-rounder Mark Johnson from the St Albans (Tremorfa, Cardiff) club has been named captain of the Wales team for Saturday.
    Full team: Greg Lyons (St Michaels), Tony Miles (Grange Catholics), Gary Fish (St Albans), David Pugh (Ely Social), Nathan Alderman (Grange Albion), Mark Johnson (St Albans; capt), Keiron Locke (Ely Social), Steven Hubbard (St Albans; backstop), Ryan Thomas (St Michaels), Mike Sullivan (Grange Catholics), Ross Perrett (St Michaels).
    Manager: Peter Duffin.

    June 30, 2010 at 4:37 pm Reply
  3. Andrew Weltch #

    Beautiful weather, superb venue and another win for Wales. There’s a report in today’s Wales on Sunday newspaper, and online version here:

    July 4, 2010 at 3:01 pm Reply
    • Matt Smith #

      Hi Andrew. Glad it was a great day. The Welsh domination continues!

      July 4, 2010 at 6:43 pm Reply
  4. Adam Brown #

    Looking at the rules, it appears to be very similar to indoor softball.

    July 5, 2010 at 8:42 am Reply
  5. v richards #

    I like Tred. Park but why not take fixture outside Card./Newp. once in a while to promote game throughout Wale? eg St.Helens Swansea or somewhere in Valleys

    March 23, 2012 at 4:09 pm Reply
  6. Zack J #

    Hi, guys, i’m wondering can i sign up to any baseball teams in the Newport area? I would really like to sign up to one because i am a big fan of baseball.

    October 30, 2012 at 2:29 pm Reply
    • Matt Smith #

      H Zack. I don’t know of any baseball teams around the Newport area, unfortunately. The nearest thing – in location and sport – that I know of is the Cardiff Softball league. Their website might be a useful starting point, at least



      October 30, 2012 at 7:40 pm Reply
  7. Zack,

    If Bristol’s a train-ride away, would that work?


    October 31, 2012 at 5:56 pm Reply

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