On 18th February 1921 the MCC approved the application of Glamorgan County Cricket Club to become the 17th County to play first class cricket in the County Championship. We hear the bacground about the development of Wales in the latter part of the 19th and beginning of the 20th Century from Professor of Modern History at Swansea University, Martin Johnes.
After he outlines the role sport played in Wales' acquisition of a more powerful national identity Dr Andrew Hignell, historian of Welsh Cricket, outlines the key moments and individuals that shaped Glamorgan's journey to first class status.
We hear about the co- founder of Glamorgan County Cricket Club, J.T.D Llewellyn, one of its early captains Jack Brain and the man credited with making the final approaches to other counties that paved the way for Glamorgan, T.A.L Whittington.
This is the first of what will be a number of special episodes celebrating the centenary of first class cricket in Wales.