Harry Jones

Photo Credit – Glamorgan Cricket Archives.

Harry Jones first played for Glamorgan as a brisk right-arm seam bowler during their wartime friendlies between 1943 and 1945, before in 1946 appearing in Glamorgan`s Championship fixtures with Essex at Chelmsford and Worcestershire at Ebbw Vale.

He had been Glamorgan’s leading wicket-taker, claiming 44 wickets and recording several five-wicket hauls with his returns including 5/22 against the Royal Air Force at Barry Island in 1943 and 5/32 against Western Command at Briton Ferry in 1945. His regular availability stemmed from his job in the tinplate works near Llanelli which was a reserved occupation.

These decent returns led to an offer from Glamorgan to join their full-time staff in 1946 as the county regrouped. But his decent salary and , professional fees for playing in the South Wales and Monmouthshire League more than exceeded what the cash-strapped county could offer, but Harry told Johnnie Clay he was happy to lend a hand if they were short.

Harry had a fine record as an opening bowler in club cricket for Llangennech CC, Dafen CC, Llanelli CC and Pontarddulais CC.

JONES, Harry Ogwyn  

Born – Llangennech, 6th October 1922.  

Died – Llangennech, 20th March 1995.   

Best performances for Glamorgan:

In first-class cricket – 7* v Worcestershire at Ebbw Vale, 1946.

Harry Jones’ career batting record with Glamorgan.
Harry Jones’ career bowling record with Glamorgan.