Aubrey Edwards, a lively seam bowler from Cowbridge CC, played once for the Welsh county during 1947 before emigrating to Canada where he spent the rest of his life working in real estate.
Born into a well-to-do family in the Vale of Glamorgan, Aubrey played for the Glamorgan Colts and 2nd XI before the Second World War. After serving in the Welch Regiment in India and Burma, and rising to the rank of Major, Aubrey continued his work as an auctioneer and estate agent, besides answering an SOS during 1947 when other seam bowlers were injured or unavailable for the Championship match against Sussex at Hove. He duly bowled creditably with the new ball in tandem with Wilf Wooller.
It proved though to be his sole appearance in Championship cricket as later in the year he emigrated to Alberta in Canada. He initially worked for the Calgary Real Estate Board before setting up his own company. Aubrey continued to play cricket and besides appearing for Alberta between 1949 and 1952, he also played twice for the Canadian national side against the MCC on their tour in 1951.
EDWARDS, Aubrey Mansel
Born – Pen-y-Craig, Cowbridge, 4th July 1918.
Died – Calgary, Alberta, 16th November 1997.
Best performance for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 2/34 v Sussex at Hove, 1947.