Gordon Hansford

Photo Credit – Glamorgan Cricket Archives.

Gordon Hansford, who played twice for Glamorgan during 1920, enjoyed a fine career as a batter in club cricket in South Wales, playing for Cardiff Alpha CC, St. Fagans CC and Glamorgan Nomads.    

The Dorset-born batter was also one of the players whom the Glamorgan selectors ran their eyes over during 1920, with Gordon playing against JHP Brain’s XI in the friendly match at the Arms Park in mid-July, as well  as the Minor County contest against Wiltshire at the same ground a fortnight later. Having made 12 and 10 in the friendly against Captain Brain’s scratch side, Gordon only made 2 in the game against Wiltshire and was not chosen again.    

His son Gabriel followed in his father’s footsteps by also playing for St. Fagans as well as the county Colts later in the 1920s. Gordon was an accountant by profession and served as a gunner with the Royal Garrison Artillery during the Great War.


Born – Isle of Portland, 24 August 1887.
Died – Canton, Cardiff, 23 January 1957.

Batting and Fielding Record  

MC Championship11022.001
MC Friendlies1202211.00

Career-best performances  

Minor County Championship –  2 v Wiltshire at Cardiff Arms Park, 1920.

Minor County Friendlies – 12 v JHP Brain’s XI at Cardiff Arms Park, 1920.