Gwyn Hughes was a steady left-arm spinner and right-handed batsman who played in 17 matches for Glamorgan during the early 1960`s. The Cardiff-born cricketer also won a Blue at Cambridge in 1965, and also represented their rugby XV during 1964/65.
Gwyn played at a time when Jim Pressdee, the first choice left-arm spinner, had regained confidence in his bowling abilities, and although having an extended run in the Glamorgan side during 1964, the undergraduate at Cardiff University had few opportunities to stake a place in the 1st XI as a frontline spinner.
His two career-best performances were both recorded against touring teams – 92 against the 1964 Australians for Glamorgan at the Arms Park, and the following summer 4/31 for Cambridge University against the 1965 New Zealanders at Fenner’s
Gwyn subsequently became a schoolmaster and for taught Economics and Politics for 37 years at St. Paul`s School in Central London.
Born – Mynachdy, Cardiff, 26th March 1941.
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 92 v Australians at Cardiff Arms Park, 1964; 3/20 v Cambridge University at Fenner’s, 1964.