Glyn Meredith, who played for Glamorgan against the Royal Air Force at the Arms Park in June 1945, was a talented all-round sportsman who won fame as a fly-half for both Newbridge and Abertillery.
His audacious play also attracted the attention of scouts from rugby league teams in Lancashire and Yorkshire, and in 1950 he was one of several Newbridge players to head north, leaving a position as a service worker in the local colliery to join Wakefield Trinity. An ankle injury saw him retire three years later from rugby league and he returned to his native Newbridge. Despite the injury, he continued to play cricket for the town and the seam bowler claimed all ten wickets in an innings in one game during 1954.
Born – Newbridge, 6 August 1922.
Died – Newport, 1 July 2006.
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