Dennis Sullivan

Photo Credit – Glamorgan Cricket Archives.

Dennis Sullivan kept wicket for Glamorgan between 1922 and 1928.

The former Surrey keeper moved to South Wales after the retirement of Jimmy Stone., and kept wicket for the Welsh county on a regular basis from 1923. Despite being in his forties, he proved himself to be a capable gloveman, and a dour lower order batsman.

Dennis had a rather late entry into the first-class game, acting as Herbert Strudwick`s understudy at The Oval before the Great War, and not making his first-class debut until 1914. He then lost the next four years to the War, and left Surrey in 1921 after having only played in eight first-class matches.

Whilst on Glamorgan`s books, Dennis was attached to Briton Ferry Steel CC and Port Talbot CC. He also appeared for Wales in their games between 1923 and 1928, and after retiring he became coach and groundsman at Rossall School.  His son Leslie  was a professional footballer with Rochdale, Brentford, Bristol Rovers and Chesterfield.


Born – Mitcham, Surrey, 28th January 1883.        

Died – Harold Wood, Essex, 28th December 1968.          

Best performance for Glamorgan:

First-class – 47* v Derbyshire at Queen’s Park, Chesterfield, 1926.

Dennis Sullivan’s career batting and fielding record for Glamorgan.