Arthur Storer was the professional bowler attached to the Cardiff club in 1891, and appeared in the Minor County Friendly against Gloucestershire in the opening game that summer at the Arms Park.
He only claimed a single wicket, but met with more success three weeks later as the seam bowler claimed seven wickets against the Colts XX in the trial match at the same ground. However, he was never called up again by the county’s selectors as other bowlers were given a chance to impress.
He had initially played League cricket in Lancashire and Yorkshire, where he held a professional appointment with Skipton from 1888 until 1890, before moving to South Wales after securing a position as professional/groundsman at the Arms Park following the previous incumbent, Oswald Mettam, being signed by Somerset to work at the County Ground in Taunton.
Arthur only stayed one year in South Wales before returning to Yorkshire where he secured a similar position with Driffield CC. He later moved with his wife, Mary Ann, to Northumberland and work as a groundsman in Newcastle-upon-Tyne where he died prematurely at the age of 37.
STORER, Arthur William.
Born – Longsight, Manchester, January 1867.
Died – Newcastle-upon-Tyne 19 December 1904.
Batting and Fielding Record
Career Best Performance
Minor County Friendly – 7/25 v Colts XX at Cardiff Arms Park, 1891