Dick Parkhouse, a schoolmaster by profession, played twice for Glamorgan during 1939 but failed to score in his only Championship innings against Hampshire at Southampton. However, he did have the distinction that year of scoring a century in international cricket – albeit for All Egypt!
Born in the Swansea Valleys and educated at Aberystwyth University, the assertive top-order batsman had first come to the attention of the Glamorgan selectors when playing for Clydach CC. He duly appeared for the county’s 2nd XI during 1933 but by this time he had started teaching in Egypt.
Dick played regularly for the Gezira Sports Club and success with the bat led to his selection in the All Egypt side who met HM Martineau’s XI in 1938/39. Dick duly made 110, but he failed to score later that year when playing for Glamorgan against Hampshire at Southampton and Surrey at The Oval.
After the Second World War, Dick taught in Nigeria and Scotland.
PARKHOUSE, Richard John
Born – Pontardawe, 26th January 1907.
Died – Hereford, 1st January 1984.