George Reed was a brisk left-arm seamer and lower order right-handed batsman who played for Glamorgan during the mid-1930s.
He played initially with St. Fagans CC, before joining Cardiff CC as their professional for 1929. George duly established several club records with his fast bowling, including 74 wickets in 1934. His success led to selection for Glamorgan in 1934, and then a place on their staff from 1935.
At the time, he was viewed as a potential long-term replacement for Jack Mercer, but George only claimed one five-wicket haul at first-class level – that was in 1936 when he took 5/30 against Sussex at Swansea. He also struggled with a shoulder injury and it was this ailment that led George being released by Glamorgan at the end of the 1937 season. He subsequently became a policeman but re-appeared in one match for the welsh county during 1938.
REED, George Henry
Born – St. Fagans, 8th August 1906.
Died – Whitchurch, Cardiff, 11th December 1988.
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 11 v Sussex at Eastbourne 1938; 5/30 v Sussex at Swansea, 1936.