Gilbert Dauncey appeared twice for Glamorgan during 1957 when Allan Watkins was unavailable, and the diminutive batsman had a fine record in League cricket in South Wales with, at various times, Swansea, Metal Box, Pontardawe, Clydach and Mumbles.
The Ystalyfera-born batsman had first played for the county’s 2nd XI during 1954 before commencing his National Service and spending time in South-east Asia where he also played for Malaya against Hong Kong during 1955/56.
After returning home, the right-hander played some impressive innings in club and 2nd XI cricket, and was selected in two Championship games during 1957, each time with Gilbert Parkhouse, against Gloucestershire at Swansea and Kent at Neath. When Allan Watkins returned to fitness, Gilbert was the one to make way for the England all-rounder. He was not chosen again however by the Glamorgan selectors.
DAUNCEY, John Gilbert
Born – Ystalyfera, 9th April 1936
Best performance for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 34 v Gloucestershire at Swansea, 1957.