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Heritage
With a remarkable 129 year history, Stradey Park will live on in folklore as one of the world's most famous rugby ground with a rich and colourful heritage. Here are a snapshot some of Stradey's famous facts and figures.

First game at Stradey Park - Saturday 29 November, 1879: Llanelli lost two-tries-to-nil against Neath in the Welsh Challenge Cup.

First game at current site at Stradey Park - Saturday 15 October, 1904: Llanelli lost 11-0 to Swansea.

Played - 2578 (78 as Scarlets).
Won - 2028 (55 as Scarlets).
Drawn - 162 (2 as Scarlets).
Lost - 386 (21 as Scarlets).
Abandoned - 2 (0 as Scarlets).
Most tries in a match - 6: Alby Davies v Pembroke County, Sat 1 March, 1902; Ieuan Evans v Maesteg, Sat 24 Oct, 1992.

Top try-scorers

Andy Hill 312, Ray Williams 213, Ieuan Evans 193, Wayne Proctor 182, JJ Williams 159, Ernie Finch 137, Phil Bennett 137, Elvet Jones 129, Garan Evans 125, Martin Gravelle 123, Albert Jenkins 121, Carwyn Davies 121, Ray Gravell 120, Ivor Jones 120, Phil Lewis 116, Nigel Davies 115, Neil Boobyer 113, Peter Hopkins 108, David Nicholas 108, Simon Davies 101, Dai John 100.

Unbeaten seasons

1880-81 Played 4, won 3 drew 1; 1888-89 P 25, W 22 D 3; 1896-97 P 18, W 16 D 2; 1897-98 P 22 W 17 D 5; 1909-10 P 18, W 15, D 3; 1925-26 P 23 W 23; 1933-34 P 23 W 23; 1939-40 P 1 W 1 (season curtailed due to World War II).

International matches at Stradey Park


Wales - Played 5 Won 4 Drawn 1: Saturday 8 January, 1887 Wales 0-0 England; Saturday 7 March, 1891 Wales 6-4 Ireland; Saturday 3 March 1893, Wales 2 (tries) -0 Ireland; Saturday 7 January, 1998 Wales 23-20 Italy; Saturday 21 November 1998, Wales 43-30 Argentina.0World Cups - Friday 4 October, 1991 Argentina 19-32 Australia; Sunday 10 October, 1999 Argentina 32-16 Samoa

Miscellaneous Stradey Park Facts & Memorable Events


Easter Monday 17 April, 1911 - Llanelli played two games on the same day, beating Northampton 6-5 and Leicester 6-3.0Thursday 19 December, 1912 - Gilbert Davies, the man believed to be the oldest surviving Scarlet, was born.0Other sports to have been played there include - Football, pushball, men's charity football (played with a rugby ball), women's football, rugby league.0Tuesday 31 October, 1972 - Ahead of Llanelli's historic 9-3 win against New Zealand a Cymanfa Ganu (traditional Welsh community singing festival) was held.0 Friday 16 November, 2007 - The funeral service of one of Stradey's favourite sons, Ray Gravell, was held there.

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