Rodney Parade (Final Match)

September 16th, 1990
The Final 'Ashes' Match at Rodney Parade
The sad day had finally arrived ..... the last match to be played at Rodney Parade - 
ever!
Cardiff CC had been invited to close the ground, just as they were in 1901
when they were invited
to open the 'new' pavilion.

Alas, the massive roar of discontent by people associated with cricket all round the country,
regarding the controversal Sale of Rodney Parade, had not been enough.
Everyone did what they could have done to save the ground, politicians, the press, club
members but it was no good...... the inevitable time had arrived!
The long, hard fought battle was over...... the 'final curtain' was about to come down.

Captain's of the day, Ken (KD) Williams of Cardiff and Mike Knight of Newport

The captain's of the day, Ken (KD) Williams of Cardiff and Mike Knight of Newport dressed in 
Victorian costume add significance to the day.
 
Newport Mayor, Harry Jones and Mayoress, Hazel Jones Meet the Captains.

Newport Mayor, Harry Jones and Mayoress, Hazel Jones look on at the toss.

The Newport CC Team

Newport CC and Cardiff CC Teams


The Teams with the Mayor and Mayoress of Newport Before The Game.

The Final Match Scorecard

A fitting scoreline and fitting contributions from some of Newport's finest.

Martin picture

The Burning of the Match Stumps Signals the End of Cricket at Rodney Parade

Chairman, Eddie Mogford, The Club's Youngest Player (Doug Kershaw), and the
Club's Oldest Playing Member (Fred Wangler) With the 'Urn of Ashes'

The Final Farewell

Long serving NAC groundsman Fred Cox, lowers the Club flag, as a lone bugler plays 'Sunset'

The End of an Era

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