Guy Seymour

Image Credit – Glamorgan Cricket Archives.

Guy Seymour played twice in Minor County Championship matches for Glamorgan during 1905.

The grandson of the Fifth Marquess of Hertford and Lady Emily Murray, he was brought up in Warwickshire before following his father, Major Ernest Seymour into a military career. He initially served with the Royal North Devon Yeomanry in the Boer War, and soon rose from the rank of lieutenant to captain of the 27th Squadron. However, in 1901 during skirmishes near Rustenburg, Guy was wounded and forced home.

He duly recovered and began training as a land agent with the Earl of Plymouth in South Wales. Guy’s move to South Wales saw him play for the Earl’s XI as well as for St. Fagans CC and the Glamorgan Gypsies. Some decent innings in club cricket led to him being chosen in the Glamorgan squad for their north-east tour in 1905. Guy played at Newcastle-upon-Tyne against Northumberland and at Hartlepool against Durham, but made 3,1, 8 and 2 and was never called up again by the Glamorgan selectors.

In 1915 Guy enlisted again in the Royal North Devon Yeomanry and served as an Adjutant , firstly in Gallipoli before moving to Palestine in 1917 where he was injured again during fighting near Tel el Sheria. He was evacuated to a military hospital and subsequently was stationed in Marseilles in Southern France until the end of hostilities. After the War, Guy acted as Land Agent for Lord Wharton of Halswell, and lived at Goathurst in Somerset. During this time, he also played cricket for the Somerset Stragglers and the United Hunts.

SEYMOUR, The Honorable Reginald Guy.

Born – Alcester, Warwickshire, 15 January 1880.
Died – Woodstock, Oxford, 4 January 1965.

Batting and Fielding Record  

MC Championship24 0 143.501

Career-best performances  

Minor County Championship – 8 v Durham at Hartlepool, 1905