Charlie Rowe spent three years on the Glamorgan staff during the early 1980s. Born in Hong Kong, Charlie had spent eight years on the Kent staff, during which time he won his county cap in 1977. Having lost a place in their Championship and one-day teams, he joined Glamorgan for the 1982 season.
The right-handed batsman and off-spinner had an immediate impact, posting a century against Somerset at Taunton, passing a thousand runs in first-class games and bowling some frugal spells in one-day games. He won his county cap the following year but with Rodney Ontong switching from seam to spin, Charlie found his opportunities reduced.
During 1984 Charlie accepted a job in the City of London and left the Glamorgan staff at the end of the season. He has continued to play for Beckenham in the Kent Cricket League, whom he first represented whilst a schoolboy during the 1960s, as well as the MCC and various wandering clubs including the Arabs, Free Foresters and I Zingari.
ROWE, Charles James Castell
Born – Hong Kong, 27th November 1951.
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 105 v Somerset at Taunton, 1982; 4/29 v Nottinghamshire at Ebbw Vale, 1983.
In List A cricket – 61 v Derbyshire at Derby, 1982; 2/37 v Nottinghamshire at Swansea, 1984.