Clive Davies was a member of the Glamorgan side who defeated the 1971 Pakistani’s by 46 runs at Swansea. It was only the second time that the Welsh county had lowered their colours and cam in Clive’s first season on the Glamorgan staff, having spent the previous two years on the MCC groundstaff.
Despite having only played in one previous first-class game, Clive played a hand in the victory over the touring team. After Malcolm Nash had bowled an exemplary and probing new ball spell in the tourist’s first innings, the left-arm spinner from the Afan Valley Clive filleted their tail after Wasim Bari and Mohammad Nazir had offered some resistance. Batting for a second time, Kevin Lyons made a breezy 88 before Nash and Don Shepherd made their way again through the tourist’s batting, with Clive taking a couple of wickets, including captain Intikhab Alam.
Clive kept his place for the following match, against Cambridge University at Pontypridd, besides playing in three further games during 1971, all at Swansea during July and August. But after the high’s of 1971, the following year saw Clive make a solitary appearance, again at St. Helen’s, against Cambridge University. He claimed three wickets as Glamorgan defeated the Light Blues in what proved to be his final appearance in a first-class game
DAVIES, Thomas Clive
Born – Pontrhydyfen, 7th November 1951.
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 5 v Yorkshire at Swansea, 1971; 3/22 v Leicestershire at Sophia Gardens, 1971.