Cecil Biggs

Image Credit – Glamorgan Cricket Archives.

Cecil Biggs owed his selection for Glamorgan in 1906 to a series of decent innings for Cardiff CC. He duly followed in the footsteps of his elder brothers Norman and Selwyn, by appearing in the Glamorgan side for their Minor County encounters at Newport with Monmouthshire and Carmarthenshire at Llanelli. He made 9 at Rodney Parade and 5 at Stradey Park, but met with far more success on the rugby field.

Like his brothers, Cecil was a talented rugby player, playing in the centre for Cardiff RFC, whom he captained in 1904/05. He had first played for Cardiff during the 1900/01 season, and for the next three seasons was their leading try scorer. Indeed, Cecil is regarded by rugby historians as the finest player of his generation never to win international honours.

Cecil was an insurance broker by trade, acting as secretary of the Ocean Accident and Guarantee Corporation, besides serving for many years on the committee of Cardiff Athletic Club.

BIGGS, Cecil Frederick.

Born – Kingston-upon-Thames, 22 May 1881.
Died – Southam, Banbury, 5 October 1944.

Batting and Fielding Record  

MC Championship11099.00
MC Friendlies11055.002

  Bowling Record  

MC Friendlies423140

Career-best performances  

Minor County Championship – 9 v Monmouthshire at Rodney Parade, Newport, 1906.

Minor County Friendlies – 5 v Carmarthenshire at Stradey Park, Llanelli, 1906.