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.
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.
The Teams with the Mayor and Mayoress of Newport Before The Game.
A fitting scoreline and fitting contributions from some of Newport's finest.
Long serving NAC groundsman Fred Cox, lowers the Club flag, as a lone bugler plays 'Sunset'