Dennis Shea was a batsman and leg-spinner who had a brief career with Glamorgan after the Second World War before moving to live and work in Lancashire where he enjoyed a successful career in the Liverpool Premier League.
The leg-spinner had first played for the county’s 2nd XI and Colts during 1939 before appearing in some of Glamorgan’s wartime matches in 1943 and undertaking his National Service in North-west England. Dennis played in a couple of Championship matches during 1947 besides appearing in the friendly against the Combined Services at Pontypridd.
In 1949 Dennis moved to Lancashire and played with distinction for the next quarter of a century in the Liverpool Premier League for Hightown CC, as well as Southport and Birkdale CC. He was the nephew of Alf Shea who played twice for Glamorgan during 1928.
SHEA, William Dennis
Born – Briton Ferry, 7th February 1924.
Died – Scarisbrick, Ormskirk, 22nd September 1982.
First-class – 18* and 4/68 v Combined Services at Pontypridd, 1948.