Had it not been for the Great War, and Glamorgan’s modest financial resources, Harry Arundale might have had a decent career in county cricket. Instead, the Lancashire-born all-rounder only played twice – against Cheshire in 1914 and Monmouthshire in 1920.
The left-arm spinner also played in 1927 for the Glamorgan Club and Ground team against the South Wales and Monmouthshire Cricket Association at Briton Ferry. Harry played for a variety of clubs either side of the Great War, including Briton Ferry Town, Briton Ferry Steel, Neath and Maesteg. In January 1915 he married Mary Gill and after retiring from playing cricket, he ran several pubs in the town including the Briton Ferry Workingmen’s Club and Institute.
Born – Oldham, 1 November 1878.
Died – Neath, 27 March 1942.
Batting and Fielding Record
Minor County Championship – 7 v Cheshire at Aigburgh, 1914 and 1/39 v Monmouthshire at Rodney Parade, Newport, 1920.