Guy Morgan

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Guy Morgan was a talented all-round sportsman, playing cricket and rugby for Cambridge University, Cardiff and Swansea, in addition to winning eight Welsh rugby caps between 1926 and 1929.

Guy also holds the record of being Glamorgan’s youngest-ever captain in Championship cricket as he led the Welsh county against Warwickshire at Edgbaston in 1929 aged just 21 years and 185 days. At the time, it was the established practice for an amateur to lead the county side, but despite being the youngest in the team, and with both Johnnie Clay and Norman Riches unavailable for selection because of business commitments, the Cambridge graduate led out the Welsh county.

The right-handed batsman and seam bowler played in 45 matches for Glamorgan between 1925 and 1938. His finest hour in Glamorgan`s ranks came at Horsham in 1929 where Guy made an unbeaten 91* in the county`s second innings as the Welsh county fought back to win the game against Sussex and all after they had been invited to follow-on.

Sadly, he was crippled with rheumatoid arthritis from his late thirties, but Guy taught with great fortitude at Radley for 32 years, despite being confined to a wheelchair in his later years.

MORGAN, William Guy

Born – Garnant, 26th December, 1907.    

Died – Carmarthen 29th July 1973.

Best performances for Glamorgan:

In first-class cricket – 91* v Sussex at Horsham, 1929; 1/15 v Essex at Swansea, 1928.

Guy Morgan’s career batting record for Glamorgan.
Guy Morgan’s career bowling record for Glamorgan.