Like many of his generation, Evan James lost his best years to the Second World War.
The middle-order batsman and right-arm seam bowler had shown rich promise for the Welsh Schools team and also the Cardiff club during the late 1930`s. Evan was subsequently chosen to appear in the county`s wartime fixtures in 1944 and 1945, and joined the county`s staff after the War.
Evan duly played in nine first-class matches in 1946 and 1947. His finest moment in Glamorgan`s colours came in 1946 when he struck an unbeaten 62 against the Indian tourists at Swansea with his bold and uninhibited hitting thrilling a bumper crowd who packed out the St. Helen’s ground.
JAMES, Evan Llewellyn
Born – Barry, 10th May 1918.
Died – Cardiff, January 1989.
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 62* v Indians at Swansea, 1946; 1/8 v Essex at Cardiff Arms Park, 1947.