Freddie Jones

Freddie Jones was the youngest son of Alderman Daniel Jones and, like his older brothers, he played cricket for both Cardiff and Glamorgan, besides playing a leading role in the legal life of the Welsh capital.

With first choice wicket-keeper, Dan Thissen unavailable for selection for Glamorgan during July and August 1890, Freddie played in five consecutive matches, starting with the contest against Somerset at the Arms Park.

His neat glovework impressed and he was chosen for the next contest against Monmouthshire at Rodney Parade, plus the away games against Surrey at The Oval and the MCC at Lord’s, plus the match against Somerset at Bath on the journey back home to Wales.

Image Credit – Glamorgan Cricket Archives.

Freddie re-appeared for Glamorgan against Monmouthshire in their away match in July 1893, besides keeping wicket a month later for the Cardiff and District side which met a scratch Glamorgan XI at the Arms Park. Whereas his elder brothers went into the construction trade, Freddie became a solicitor and shared a successful practice close to the Arms Park with William Yorath, his Cardiff and Glamorgan colleague. Freddie also acted as Deputy Coroner for Cardiff.

In his youth, Freddie had also played as a centre three-quarter for Cardiff RFC, whilst later in life he enjoyed lawn tennis and golf. Following a move to live at Bryn Rhos, Romilly Park, he also acted as secretary of Barry Golf Club. His son Kenneth Leslie Jones won the Military Cross whilst serving with the Welch Regiment during the Great War, but Freddie suffered from bouts of ill health during the War before shortly after his 50th birthday suffering a fatal heart attack during April 1918 whilst working in his Cardiff office alongside William Yorath.

JONES, Frederick Noah (‘Freddie’).

Born – Cardiff, April 1868.
Died – Cardiff, 16 April 1918.

Batting and Fielding Record  

MC Friendlies 611 2 697.6751

Career-best perfromances  

Minor County Friendlies – 28 v Monmouthshire at Rodney Parade, Newport, 1890.