Ernie Moss was the son of Sam Moss, a hostile fast bowler who played once for Glamorgan in 1892 whilst attached to a club in Merthyr, before earning a fine reputation in League cricket in Lancashire.
He duly followed in his father`s footsteps by establishing League bowling records whilst playing for Todmorden and Ramsbottom. Ernie was drafted into the Glamorgan side in 1923 from playing in League cricket in Yorkshire when the Welsh county found themselves with only ten fit players for the match against Lancashire at Blackpool.
Had there been more money in the Club’s coffers, Ernie might have played again, or even moved to South Wales, but the lucrative offer of playing in League cricket held sway. After retiring from playing he ran a cobblers shop in Manchester, but during 1934 he died of blood poisoning after badly cutting a finger at work.
His son Len was a noted footballer and played for Burnley FC.
MOSS, Samuel Ernest
Born – Merthyr Tydfil, 25th November 1892.
Died – Manchester, 1st December 1934.
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 10 and 2/70 v Lancashire at Blackpool, 1923.