Alf North

Alf North (right) tossing with Phil Clift at a match at Whiteheads CC in 1959. Photo Credit – Glamorgan Cricket Archives.

Alf North was a stalwart of Newport CC who played in eleven wartime matches for the Welsh county between 1943 and 1945, besides playing for Glamorgan 2nd XI from 1938 until 1948.

He had a fine record as an opening batter in club cricket, and he duly scored a pair of half centuries for Glamorgan in 1944, with an unbeaten 70 against the Anti-Aircraft XI on his home patch at the Rodney Parade ground in Newport as well as 50 against the West of England at Briton Ferry.

In 1946 Alf also scored 57 against Gloucestershire 2nd XI at Barry Island whilst in 1948 he posted a fine 75 against Worcestershire 2nd XI at the Arms Park.

Alf could have become a professional – either with Glamorgan or Gloucestershire – but, like his father Fred, he had a good job in the iron and steel trade in Newport with Alf rising to the position of Assistant Buyer. He also captained Newport CC in 1945 but during the 1950s he switched allegiance and joined Whiteheads CC.

NORTH, Alfred Stanley.

Born – Newport, 5 May 1910.
Died – Newport, 2 October 1992.

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