Euros Lewis had a short, successful and, at times turbulent career with Glamorgan during which he became a member of the Welsh county’s team which defeated the 1964 Australians at Swansea.
The left-handed batsman and off-spin bowler had made his Championship debut in 1961, and initially it was his bold, free hitting as an opening batsman that secured Euros a regular place in the side. He also worked hard at his spin bowling, and Euros was able to supplement the first choice spin of Don Shepherd and Jim Pressdee.
Several of the highlights of Euros` career with Glamorgan came at St. Helen`s, as the Welsh spinner fully exploited the dry and dusty Swansea wickets. It was there in 1964 that Euros was a member of the Glamorgan side that defeated the Australians by 36 runs, and at the same ground the following year, Euros returned career best bowling figures of 8/89 against Kent, and won his county cap.
However, Euros` relationship with the Welsh club became strained, and at the end of the 1966 season he left to join Sussex. He took 85 wickets during his first season on the South Coast and duly won his Sussex cap but, once again, his form proved to be erratic and he was released by the English county at the end of 1969, with Euros returning to club cricket in his native Carmarthenshire.
LEWIS, Euros John
Born – Llanelli, 31st January 1942.
Died – Llanelli, 23rd June 2014.
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 80 v Sussex at Cardiff Arms Park, 1965; 8/89 v Kent at Swansea, 1965.
List A – 78 v Worcestershire at Neath, 1963.