Alex Horton made his 1st XI debut for Glamorgan during June 2022 in their Vitality Blast T20 contest against Gloucestershire at Bristol. At the age of 18 years and 162 days, he became the third youngest person to play in the short format of the game for Glamorgan, after James Harris who in 2008 played when 18 years and 39 days against the same opponents at the Nevil Road ground, as well as Tom Maynard who made his bow in June 2007 aged 18 years and 92 days.
However, because the match at Bristol was washed out after the toss and teams were declared, the contest was declared a ‘No Result’ and, although Alex never took to the field , it counted in the records as an appearance – in contrast to an abandoned game when no toss takes place and teams are declared. Despite this technicality, Alex duly made it onto the field 24 hours later at Sophia Gardens in drier and sunnier weather as Glmaorgan played the Sussex Sharks.
Born in Newport in January 2004, the wicket-keeper batter had played adult cricket for Newbridge since the age of thirteen and when only fourteen he appeared for Wales Minor Counties, as well as playing in a 2nd XI friendly for Glamorgan. In 2019 Alex made his debut in the Second Eleven Championship for Glamorgan, as well as being part of the ECB Elite Player squad.
September 2021 saw the pupil at St. Edwards School, Oxford appear for England Under-19’s in their series against their counterparts from the West Indies, whilst during February 2022 in the Caribbean he was a member of the England team which reached the final of the ICC Under-19 World Cup.
HORTON, Alex Jack
Born – Newport, 7 January 2004