Alun Evans spent six years on Glamorgan’s staff and featured, albeit in just one game, in Glamorgan’s Championship-winning team of 1997. He subsequently enjoyed a successful stint in domestic cricket in New Zealand.
Born in the Amman Valley and raised in Fishguard in Pembrokeshire, Alun furthered his cricketing education on the Lord’s groundstaff where he also appeared for the MCC Young Cricketers and Middlesex 2nd XI, before joining the Glamorgan staff for 1996. The successful and productive pairing of Hugh Morris and Steve James at the top of Glamorgan’s batting order meant that Alun had few opportunities during his first two years on the staff, and during August 1997 received a late call-up to make a rare Championship apperance match against Northamptonshire at Abergavenny when Hugh was injured.
Alun remained a heavy scorer in second team cricket and after Hugh had retired at the end of the Championship-winning season, Alun had greater opportunities over the next couple of seasons and posted his maiden first-class century against Cambridge University in 1998 before the following year, completing his maiden one-day hundred in the match against Derbyshire. However, the signing of Australian openers Matthew Elliott and Jimmy Maher for 2000 and 2001 restricted Alun`s subsequent opportunities in the 1st XI, and he was released from Glamorgan’s staff at the end of 2002.
He subsequently spent four successful winters playing and coaching in New Zealand and in 2006/07 together with Hamish Marshall, the Kiwi international, Alun’s batting guided Northern Districts to the State Championship.
EVANS, Alun Wyn
Born – Glanamman, 20th August 1975.
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 125 v Cambridge University at Fenner’s, 1998.
In List A cricket – 108 v Derbyshire at Sophia Gardens, 1999.