Eric Whitman

Photo Credit – Glamorgan Cricket Archives.

Eric Whitman had a brief career with Glamorgan, with the young seamer opening the bowling with Jack Mercer against Leicestershire and Warwickshire during Glamorgan`s Midlands tour in 1932.

Eric was a talented schoolboy sportsman, showing promise as a bowler in university sport when a science undergraduate in Cardiff, besides representing Wales at hockey.

Some decent spells for Barry Athletic CC then led to his call-up, but despite the offer of professional terms with Glamorgan, Eric opted to become a schoolmaster. After training as a science teacher at Bristol University, he taught in the Home Counties, Cambridge and Dorset before becoming Headmaster of Sutton Coldfield Grammar School.

WHITMAN, Eric Ioan Emlyn    

Born – Barry, 31st July 1909.      

Died – West Norwich Hospital, 5th December 1990.         

Best performances for Glamorgan:

In first-class cricket – 16 v Leicestershire at Aylestone Road, 1932; 2/113  v Warwickshire  at Edgbaston, 1932.

Eric Whitman’s career batting record for Glamorgan.
Eric Whitman’s career bowling record for Glamorgan.