David Reason

Photo Credit – The Reason family.

David Reason was another member of the well-known sporting family from Neath to play for Glamorgan with the young solicitor keeping wicket for Glamorgan in several of their matches during 1920 besides making solitary first-class appearances for the Welsh county during 1921 and 1922.

The son of the owner of the Cape Copper Works in Jersey Marine, Swansea, David was educated at Neath Grammar School and Queen’s College Taunton before reading Law at Oxford.

David commenced his legal training in 1919 and opened a practice in Neath and Skewen with Tom Whittington, his colleague for Neath CC and Glamorgan CCC. He also served on the Glamorgan committee but during the mid 1920s David moved to the London area, where he subsequently became Town Clerk for Ilford in 1930.

Five years later he secured a similar post in Greenwich, before becoming President of the Metropolitan Boroughs Town Clerks Association and working with the Midland Bank Executors Trustee Company.

REASON, David Jordan

Born – Neath, 14 April, 1897

Died – Blackheath, 17 February, 1955


In Minor County cricket – 32* v Surrey 2nd XI at The Oval, 1920.

In First-class cricket – 2 v Northamptonshire at Northampton, 1922.

Minor County Championship4626015.0034
Minor County Friendlies4615911.801
Above – D.J.Reason’s batting and fielding record for Glamorgan.