Charles Jones, an Army officer, played three times for Glamorgan during the 1920s. Had he not had military duties, the assertive batsman would have secured a regular place in the Glamorgan middle-order.
Cricket was in the blood of Charles’ family with his father, Douglas Thomas Mayberry Jones having been a leading member of the South Wales CC during the late nineteenth-century, besides playing for both Radnorshire and Carmarthenshire before becoming a well-known solicitor in Llandovery.
Charles followed in his father’s footsteps by also playing for Carmarthenshire after a decent record as a schoolboy sportsman and both Llandovery College and Shrewsbury School. After spells at the Royal Military Academy in Woolwich and the Royal Military College at Sandhurst, Charles joined the South Wales Borderers.
He continued to play in Army cricket and built up a reputation as an attacking batsman. The amateur was also able to secure leave to play for Glamorgan during June 1925 against Somerset at the Arms Park, as well as later in July for the match at the Fry’s ground in Bristol against Gloucestershire. Three years later Charles answered an SOS from Glamorgan once again and appeared against Warwickshire at Edgbaston.
JONES, Thomas Charles
Born – Llandovery, 1st April 1901
Died – Westminster, 19th July 1935
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 21 v Warwickshire at Edgbaston, 1928.