Frederick Pruen who played for Glamorgan during 1897, had been a highly talented schoolboy cricketer, both at Llandaff Cathedral School and Repton College in Derbyshire.
After graduating from Durham University, he worked as an Assistant Registrar at University College, Cardiff, and after some decent innings for the Cardiff club, he was chosen in the Glamorgan side during June 1897 for their match against Surrey 2nd XI at The Oval. He scored 21 in what proved to be his one and only innings at county level. Four years before, Frederick had also played for the Colts XXII against the county side in their trial match at the Arms Park, but did little to stake a claim for a place in the county side as he made just 1 and 6.
He was the youngest son of Rev. Hudson Boyce Pruen, the vicar of Didbrook and Twyning. Frederick, however, did not follow his father into the ecclesiastical world and after serving as Assistant Registrar at University College, Cardiff, he was appointed Secretary of Armstrong College, Durham in 1899. The College specialised in medicine and physical science, with Frederick remaining in post until after the Great War, besides acting as secretary of the Durham University Secondary Schools committee.
Frederick continued to play a good standard of club cricket whilst in the north-east, appearing for the St. George’s and Benwell club, whilst in 1905 he helped the latter win the Tyneside Senior League. He remained in contact with his cricketing friends in South Wales, and during early September 1903 whilst on holiday with his wife in South Wales, Frederick played for George Robey’s XI against The Earl of Plymouth’s XI at St. Fagans.
PRUEN, Frederick Hamilton.
Born – Didbrook, Gloucestershire, 21 April 1872.
Died – Brighton, 13 September 1948.
Batting and Fielding Record
Minor County Championship – 8 v Wiltshire at Cardiff Arms Park, 1897.
Minor County Friendly – 21 v Surrey 2nd XI at The Oval, 1897.