David Lewis was a highly successful leg-spinner in club cricket in South Wales who was a member of Glamorgan’s Championship-winning squad in 1969, before having a brief stint in domestic cricket in South Africa.
The son of music empresario Wyndham Lewis, David had played a handful of games for Glamorgan between 1960 and 1962 before training to be a lawyer. He continued to be a potent force in club cricket, besides playing occasional games for the county’s 2nd XI and the MCC. He returned to 1st XI cricket during 1968 and played in a further five games before making a couple of Championship appearances during the title-winning summer of 1969, against Yorkshire at Swansea, as well as Sussex at Hastings.
David also played against the 1969 West Indians at St. Helen’s and went on the Welsh county’s tour to Bermuda and the West Indies during 1969/70 before moving to live and work in South Africa. Whilst in the Transvaal, he set up a fabric blinds company as well as a waste disposal business. In all, David spent seven years in South Africa and during 1972/73 David played in first-class cricket for Transvaal.
After returning to Wales, David followed in his father’s footsteps by becoming a concert organiser and amongst other events was responsible for setting up the World Choir Concerts at the National Stadium, Young Voices and later the Welsh Proms in St. David’s Hall. He also played for Cardiff CC and Wales, besides serving on the Glamorgan committee and acting as Chairman of the cricket committee.
LEWIS, David Wyndham
Born – Roath, Cardiff, 18th December 1940.
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 29* v Northamptonshire at Swansea, 1968; 4/42 v Oxford University at The Parks, 1968.