CC4 Museum of Welsh Cricket Podcast

TAL Whittington - The man who helped bring first class cricket to Wales.

August 20, 2021 Stephen
CC4 Museum of Welsh Cricket Podcast
TAL Whittington - The man who helped bring first class cricket to Wales.
Show Notes

Dr Andrew Hignell brings us the story of TAL Whittington; solicitor, player, captain and administrator, throughout the Edwardian period.

This episode is based around the recently published book by the Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians, 'Fly at a Higher Game - The story of TAL Whittington and the elevation of Glamorgan CCC into the County Championship.'

Dr Hignell brings a detailed account of Whittington's family, early years and development as a cricketer.  He explains what was happening to sport in Wales and how the quest to bring a better quality of cricket to the Principality reflected a growth in confidence of Wales' sporting community.

As well as talking about the way that Whittington went about the job of securing first class status for Glamorgan Andrew points to some of the problems he faced in his life, both financial and medical, culminating in his tragic death whilst undergoing surgery towards the end of the Second World War.

Anyone interested in purchasing the book can do so by contacting Dr Hignell directly.  He can be emailed at [email protected]

A recent review of the book can be found here:

https://www.cricketweb.net/books/fly-at-a-higher-game/