Several leading Welsh golfers, including Brian Huggett, are great enthusiasts of cricket. Some have even played cricket to a high level.

Tony Duncan

Tony Duncan (seen below) played twice for Glamorgan in 1934 whilst an undergraduate at Oxford University. The right-handed batsman had a fine batting record at Rugby School, and in 1933 he played for Lord`s Schools against The Rest. He subsequently played for Oxford University in 1935, but did not win a cricket Blue.

Duncan was an outstanding golfer and he duly became one the leading British amateur golfers either side of the Second World War, playing in the Walker Cup, and winning the Welsh Amateur Championships on four occasions between 1938 and 1954. He also became a leading figure in the affairs of Southerndown Golf Club.

Tony Duncan tees off.
Credit – Glamorgan Cricket Archives.

Rhys Davies

Rhys Davies, a current member of the European Tour of Merit, played cricket for Wales at junior level, besides representing Glamorgan Under19s and being a member of their Academy, and winning selection for England at Under 15 and Under 17 level. However, he opted to become a professional golfer in September 2007

In 2010 he won his first European Tour title at the 2010 Trophée Hassan II, whilst in the same year at the Celtic Manor Wales Open, he shot a final round 62 to set the course record on his way to finishing as runner-up.