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Let's take a look at the story behind this vest:
This sweater takes us back to the times of The great West Indian all-rounder Sir Garry Sobers became the first player in first class cricket to hit six sixes in one over in Swansea, Whales. The Beatles had just released Hey Jude, Z Cars kept the nation glued to its black and white TV sets and, on a Saturday afternoon at Swansea’s seafront St Helen’s cricket ground on August 31, 1968, Glamorgan were entertaining Nottinghamshire.
It is produced by Bill Edwards County Sports Shop, which is located near st. helens ground Swansea, is categorised as being a community, club or business that is active as Sports Equipment & Goods - Manufacture, Wholesale, Retail.
St Helen’s was put on the map by that great feat of batsmanship, it is now becoming sidelined in terms of big cricket matches. It’s one of the few county grounds where you can see the sea, yet there is so little big cricket played there.
Bill Edwards who used to run his own sports shop in King Edward Road, was the game’s official scorer. His sports shop also supplied the Stewart Surridge balls which Sobers hit around the ground.
He said: “There’s a lot of nonsense talked about the balls ending up in Swansea Hospital or on the beach. I could see where they were landing from the high scoring position I was in, and I can tell you none went that far.