Dick Horsfall joined Glamorgan in 1956 after a nine year career with Essex during which he had won his county cap in 1948 and established himself as a free-scoring batsman.
The Yorkshire born batsman had struck a double century against Kent in 1951 whilst during 1953 the right-hander had recorded the fastest century of the season, with a hundred in just 85 minutes against Warwickshire at Edgbaston.
During his time with Essex, Dick had been plagued by back problems and a reoccurrence of these niggles in 1954, plus a loss of form, eventually resulted in his release by Essex. Given his experience, Glamorgan were pleased to sign him for 1956 but after just five appearances, Dick suffered from further health problems and was forced to retire from the first-class game.
Born – Todmorden, 26th June 1920.
Died – Halifax, 25th August 1981.
Best performance for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 21 v Essex at Ilford, 1956.