Arthur Sant played once for Glamorgan in 1893.
The son of William Sant, the well-to-do owner of Pwllcoch Farm in Llandaff, Arthur attended Cardiff Proprietary School where he rubbed shoulders as a young sportsman with the likes of the Biggs brother and the Ingledews. He continued this friendship into adult life and besides playing rugby for Cardiff 2nd XV, he became one of the leading cricketers in the Cardiff and District League.
Following some decent batting performances for St. Paul’s CC Arthur was chosen in the Colts squad to meet Glamorgan at Swansea in May 1892. He was however unable to travel and, as a result, the Colts played one man short. This may have been the reason why he did not feature again for Glamorgan until June the following year in the away Minor County Friendly against Herefordshire. By this time, he was playing with good effect for St. Mary’s CC and, batting at number five for Glamorgan, he made a steady 21 in the second innings of the match on Widemarsh Common.
It proved to be his only appearance at county level as he began a peripatetic career in the hotel trade. Having moved initially to work in London, he got married in June 1895, before moving with his wife Frances to work in the Forest of Dean, where he played for the Coleford club. They then moved back to the Home Counties where he worked in Battersea, Kensington and Kent, before retiring to live in Chertsey where he became a noted breeder of St. Bernard dogs.
SANT, Stuart Arthur .
Born – Llandaff , 10 June 1870.
Died – Chertsey, Surrey, 1 March 1958.
Batting and Fielding Record
Minor County Friendly – 21 v Herefordshire at Hereford, 1893.