Briton Ferry

Wales v Gloucestershire (Under 15 Girls), Briton Ferry Steel Cricket Club – Friday 24th June, 2016

Two Gloucestershire batters show their mettle as they face the Welsh bowling attack at Briton Ferry Steel Cricket Club. A small town, just south of Neath, Briton Ferry was once at the heart of the region’s successful steel making industry. This boom period led to the formation of two cricket clubs, Briton Ferry Town being the other. In 1887, the Earl of Jersey provided land which gave the Britain Ferry Steel club a permanent home. The ground has a unique character, not least because of the huge fence that runs down one side of the ground. Built from local steel, it protects the terraced houses in the adjacent Ynysymaerd Road. Local rules dictate that the structure needs to be cleared to earn a six.