Harry Dickinson was a fast bowler who made seven appearances for Glamorgan during 1934 and 1935. Had the Club been in a healthier financial position and offered more lucrative terms to the young professional Harry may have played more times, but instead the greater security of working as a draughtsman for the Great Western Railway.
His fiery bowling performances during the early 1930s for Barry Athletic CC had drawn the attention of Glamorgan`s talent scouts, and after joining the junior staff in 1934, Harry made made his first-class debut in the friendly with Cambridge University at Fenner’s. During May 1934 Harry made his Championship debut against Worcestershire at New Road, and added some extra firepower to the new ball attack which had mainly relied on more gentle purveyors of swing and seam
Harry had shown enough sparkle with the new ball to be offered terms for 1935, but the club`s offer was a modest one and he opted to start his apprenticeship with the Great Western Railway. However, he agreed to help out if the Club found themselves short of bowlers. He duly re-appeared in a trio of games that summer before settling into his work as a draughtsman and family life at Northolt in Middlesex,
DICKINSON, Harold John
Born – Barry, 26th November 1911.
Died – Hammersmith, London, 2nd June 1997 .
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 14* v Lancashire at Swansea, 1935; 3/91 v Cambridge University at Fenner’s, 1934.