Guy Thackeray played for Glamorgan in Minor County matches between 1901 and 1906.
He was the son of Alexander Thackeray, a leading stockbroker in Cardiff who had played for the Glamorganshire club between 1871 and 1874. Guy was a decent cricketer himself, having played for Uppingham prior to making his debut for Glamorgan in 1901. He then followed a brief military career with the Monmouthshire Militia, before returning to South Wales four years later and taking over as the captain of Cardiff CC.
With Jack Brain standing down as Glamorgan captain, Guy was earmarked as his successor but in July 1909 he was taken seriously ill with acute pneumonia at The Angel Hotel in Cardiff and after being admitted to hospital, he died shortly afterwards at the premature age of 27.
Guy had a decent record as a batsman at Uppingham and having played once for Glamorgan in 1901 he played regularly from 1905 onwards, making 53 against Wiltshire at Chippenham and 78 against Northumberland at Newcastle the following year. Given his military and social contacts, he was seen as the right sort of chap to succeed Jack Brain. Sadly, this was not to be the case.
THACKERAY, Alec Guy.
Born – Cardiff, 29 December 1881.
Died – Cardiff , 25 July 1909.
Batting and Fielding Record
Career Bests Performances
Minor County Championship – 78 v Northumberland at Newcastle, 1906.