Gwyn Davies, a schoolmaster in Cardiff, played twice for Glamorgan in Championship cricket, once each in 1947 and 1948.
Born and raised in Cardiff, Gwyn shone at an early age at both cricket and rugby. Having made his debut for Cardiff CC as a sixteen year-old in 1935, the right-arm seam bowler and right-handed played for the Glamorgan Colts team in 1937 before appearing for the 2nd XI in 1938. Like so many of his peers, his sporting career was halted by the Second World War, where Gwyn served with the Royal Engineers.
He duly trained to be a teacher and subsequently taught PE and Games for many years at Cathays High School. During this time he played twice for Glamorgan, each time at home to Lancashire when others were injured or unavailable, besides playing for the county’s 2nd XI until the mid-1950s and for Cardiff CC until 1967 – their first year at Sophia Gardens after the redevelopment of the Arms Park..
Gwyn also played at full-back for Cardiff RFC from 1946/47 to 1949/50, and for many years was leading light in the administration of the Cardiff Schools cricket and rugby teams, gleefully passing on his love of ball games to his young charges.
DAVIES, Gwynfor Llewelyn
Born – Cathays, Cardiff, 10th June 1919.
Died – Cardiff, 1st April 1995.
Best performance for Glamorgan:
First-class – 7 v Lancashire at Rodney Parade, Newport, 1948.