Evan James

Evan James. Photo Credit – Glamorgan Cricket Archives.

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.

Evan James’ career batting record for Glamorgan.
Evan James’ career bowling record for Glamorgan.