Bill Marsh was a useful cricketer and rugby player in the years either side of the Second World War. Like many of his generation his best years were lost to the War, but Bill was still a decent enough player after hostilities were over to be called up by Glamorgan during 1947.
With Peter Judge nursing an injury to his Achilles tendon and Hugh Griffiths still in residence at Cambridge University, Glamorgan turned to the schoolmaster for four matches during 1947, the first of which saw whole-hearted right-arm seam bowler and hard-hitting batsman make his first-class debut on the hallowed turf at Lord’s.
The former pupil of Monmouth School was also a talented rugby player, and besides playing county rugby for Monmouthshire, Bill also appeared in a final Welsh rugby trial. He had a fine record in club cricket with both Usk CC and Newbridge CC.
MARSH, William Edward
Born – Newbridge, 10th September 1917.
Died – Newbridge, 6th February 1978.
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 13 v Middlesex at Lord’s, 1947; 3/70 v Worcestershire at Ebbw Vale, 1947.