Glyn Samuel played cricket and rugby for Swansea, and appeared in 3 games for Glamorgan during 1936.
Given the fact that his father ran The Cricketers Arms, overlooking the St. Helen’s ground, it is not surprising that young Glyn developed a love of ball games, with his sporting talents with the round and oval ball being honed as Uppingham School.
Having first played for the county’s Colts during 1934, the teenager made his Minor County and first-class debut during 1936. The teenager played his first Championship match on his home patch at Swansea against Leicestershire where batting at number nine, he made a composed 22 in his only innings as the Welsh county won by ten wickets. The young amateur retained his place for the away games with Sussex at Hove, and Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge, but did little of note and was never called up again.
Glyn initially became as a turf accountant after leaving school, before moving to East Sussex where he worked as a clerk in the Environment Department of Hastings Borough Council.
SAMUEL, Glyndwr Ninian Thomas Watkin
Born – Swansea , 26th October 1917.
Died – Hastings, 14th April 1985.
Best performance for Glamorgan:
First-class – 22 v Leicestershire at St. Helen’s Swansea, 1936.