Dennis Good

Photo Credit – Glamorgan Cricket Archives.

Dennis Good played in three matches during 1947 at a time when the Welsh county were rebuilding after the Second World War.

The Yorkshire-born pace bowler had attended Denstone School and Sheffield University, and whilst at the latter institution, Dennis had a brief, but unsuccessful, trial with Yorkshire. After graduating, Dennis undertook his National Service with the RAF and whilst based at RAF Hednesford in Staffordshire, he suitably impressed talent scouts from Worcestershire which led him to play for the West Midlands side against the Combined Services at New Road in July 1946.

Given their flimsy resources, Glamorgan had also been keeping an eye on his progress and in 1947 Dennis was called up when the older and more experienced pairing of Peter Judge and Austin Matthews were injured. He duly made his Glamorgan debut against the South Africans at Cardiff Arms Park, before appearing in the away matches with Surrey and Derbyshire.

Later in the year, Dennis returned to Yorkshire to work for a Bradford-based textiles company, before in January 1952 emigrating to Quebec in Canada where he subsequently set up his own textile import business. He remained in Canada for the rest of his life.

GOOD, Dennis Cunliffe           

Born – Leeds, 29th August 1926.   

Died – Oakville, Toronto 26th June 2021.                     

Best performances for Glamorgan:

In first-class cricket – 21 and 2/34 v Derbyshire at Derby, 1947.

Dennis Good’s career batting record for Glamorgan.
Dennis Good’s career bowling record for Glamorgan.