David Binch, who made three appearances for Glamorgan, spanning six seasons, was a member of a cricketing family in Basford, Nottinghamshire with his elder brother Frank securing a post on the staff of the East Midlands county before playing for Berkhamsted in the Home Counties and Whalley in Lancashire.
Like his brother, David was a medium-fast bowler and held professional engagements with Lancaster and Calverton before moving to South Wales to take up a similar post with the Penarth club. In 1894 he was chosen by the Welsh county for the away match against Wiltshire at Swindon, but David was taken ill on the morning of the game and was recorded as being “absent” in the scorebook. Fortunately, he met with better health following year when he appeared against Herefordshire at Widemarsh Common, and claimed his maiden wicket at county level, besides making 16.
Despite his success with bat and ball for Penarth, David did not play again for the Welsh county until 1900 when he was in their line-up for the match against Northamptonshire at Northampton. He continued to play with decent success in club cricket and in 1904 was chosen in the Players side that met the Gentlemen of Glamorgan at the Arms Park.
Born – Calverton, 12 October, 1869.
Died – Calverton, 12 December 1951.
Batting and Fielding Record
Minor County Championship – 1/9 v Northamptonshire at Northampton, 1900.
Minor County Friendlies – 16 and 1/15 v Herefordshire at Hereford, 1895.