Educated at Millfield School, Alistair Dalton played for Glamorgan between 1994 and 1996. Despite a decent record in 2nd XI and Minor County cricket, the right-hander only struck one half-century at first-class level and, at a time when the Club had a fairly settled batting line-up. he failed to command a regular berth in the 1st XI.
He made his first-class debut in 1994 against Oxford University at The Parks, before later in the summer appearing in a trio of Championship matches as well as the game against the South Africans at Pontypridd. Batting at number six, Alistair made a steady half-century but returned to the 2nd XI as others returned from being rested for the tourist match.
1995 saw Alistair appear in a further four Championship matches plus the contest against Young Australia at Neath where he scored 29 and 43 before being dismissed in both innings by the leg-breaks and googlies of Peter McIntyre. Despite these runs against the touring teams, he did not feature in any Championship matches during 1996 with his appearances limited to games against Oxford University as well as the Pakistani’s at Pontypridd. He was dismissed in the latter game for 5 by Mushtaq Ahmed in what proved to be his final first-class innings.
After leaving the county`s staff at the end of the 1996 season, Alistair had a brief trial with Worcestershire, before training as a professional pilot. He duly got his wings and worked as a fully qualified commercial pilot, before changing professions again, and after running a film and media company, he is now a property developer in the Vale of Glamorgan.
DALTON, Alistair John
Born – Bridgend , 27th April 1973.
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 51* v South Africans at Ynysyangharad Park, Pontypridd, 1994.
In List A cricket – 19 v Hampshire at Southampton, 1996.