Cec Tyson had an outstanding career as a batsman in League cricket in Yorkshire, and in 1921 the left-hander scored a century on his Championship debut for Yorkshire against Hampshire at Southampton.
Many felt that it was a rather belated call-up for the 32 year old, and then after just two more appearances for Yorkshire, a disagreement over terms and his League commitments saw him return to the Castleford club.
Cec was still eager to play in county cricket, so in 1926 he agreed to having a trial with Glamorgan and began a qualification period playing for Gowerton CC. He continued to score heavily in the Leagues and made his debut for the Welsh county in their match against the Australains at Swansea.
He also scored a composed 79 in the county`s friendly with Leveson-Gower`s XI at the Arms Park, but this proved to be his final game at first-class level, as soon afterwards Cec returned to Northern England, having been disappointed with the modest terms of the playing contract that Glamorgan had offered him for the following years.
TYSON, Cecil Thomas
Born – Brompton, Yorkshire, 24th January 1889.
Died – Leeds, 3rd April 1940.
Best performance for Glamorgan:
In First-class cricket – 79 v HDG Leveson-Gower’s XI at Cardiff Arms Park, 1926.