Bev Lyon had an outstanding career with Gloucestershire, leading the West Country side between 1929 and 1934, besides being one of Wisden’s Cricketers of the Year in 1931. The Oxford graduate also toured Ceylon with Sir Julian Cahn’s XI during 1936/37, in addition to playing in domestic cricket in India between 1924/25 and 1945/46.
Whilst on National Service in South Wales, Bev played for Pontypridd CC, where the town’s Brown Lenox Steelworks was producing steel for the military. As a result, he was called up to appear for Glamorgan in 1944 against The Army in their friendly game at Rodney Parade in Newport. However, he made a duck in his sole game for the Welsh county but, in all first-class cricket, Bev scored 10, 694 runs besides posting sixteen centuries.
LYON, Beverley Hamilton.
Born – Caterham, 19 January 1902.
Died – Balcombe, Sussex 22 June 1970.
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