Arthur Waite who played in one Minor County Championship match for Glamorga in 1904, was one of the junior professionals employed by the Earl of Plymouth, with his duties including assisting Douglas Smith, Bill Towse and the other senior professionals in tending the wicket used by the St. Fagans club, as well as working as a gardener on the Earl’s Estate. After the Great War, Arthur also assisted Trevor Preece who had become Head Groundsman at the club’s ground in Crofft-y-Genau Road.
With a decent record as a bowling all-rounder for St. Fagans CC, Arthur was released by the Earl to play for Glamorgan on their visit to Reading to play Berkshire in 1904. The 26 year-old claimed one wicket with his medium-pace bowling as well as making an unbeaten 30 batting at number nine in the Welsh county’s first innings. Local newspapers commented how “he hit strongly with Nash for the last wicket.”
WAITE, Arthur Edgar.
Born – Farley, Somerset, 19 May 1878.
Died – Hove, December, 1946.
Career best performances
Minor County Championship – 30* and 1/21 v Berkshire at Reading, 1904.