Gwynfor Davies

Photo Credit – Glamorgan Cricket Archives

Gwyn was the younger brother of Emrys Davies and a decent all-rounder in his own right who spent a year on the Glamorgan staff in 1932 during which time he played in seven matches.

During the mid-1920s, Gwyn followed his elder brother into the Llanelli 1st XI and during the early 1930s he was also chosen in the Glamorgan Club and Ground side. In 1932 Gwyn became a junior professional and in mid-May, he made his first-class debut against Lancashire at Blackburn.

One of his best performances came at Swansea when Surrey were the visitors. He began by claiming a couple of wickets, before featuring in a spirited last wicket stand of 99 with Dick Duckfield after Glamorgan had nosedived to 57-9. His partner made an unbeaten 62 whilst he scored a career-best 44 before he returned figures of 7-4-5-1 with his accurate off-cutters.

Gwyn’s doughty efforts with the bat saw him undertake the role of night-watchman against Essex at the Arms Park, as well as Leicestershire at Aylestone Road. The latter though proved to be his final first-class appearance as the Glamorgan selectors chose faster seam bowlers including Ted Glover and Harold Dickinson.

Gwyn left the Glamorgan staff at the end of the season and became an electrical linesman. He continued to play with success for Llanelli CC besides appearing as an amateur for Glamorgan 2nd XI in their Minor County Championship fixtures during 1936 and 1937.

DAVIES, Gwynfor

Born – Sandy, Carmarthenshire, 12th August 1908.         

Died – Llanelli, 10th March 1972.

Best performances for Glamorgan:

In first-class cricket – 44 and 2/18 v Surrey at Swansea, 1932.  

Gwynfor Davies’ career batting record for Glamorgan.
Gwynfor Davies’ career bowling record for Glamorgan.