Harry Thomas was a talented all-round sportsman playing both hockey and cricket for his home town of Swansea, besides winning international hockey honours for Wales, as well as being chosen three times to play county cricket for Glamorgan during the mid-1890s.
The son of Dr. Jabez Thomas a surgeon and JP in Swansea, Harry made his debut for Glamorgan against Monmouthshire on his home turf at St. Helen’s when aged just eighteen. He made 18 and 4 and, as expected, impressed with his nimble fielding. It was not though until 1898 that Harry played again at county level and, in the intervening years, he had graduated from Cambridge University, besides winning a couple of hockey caps for Wales. He played again for the Welsh county during 1898, including making another appearance at Swansea, this time in the contest with the MCC, during which he made his career-best score of 24.
Harry subsequently pursued a career in the chemical industry besides playing hockey and cricket for Swansea. However, in 1910 he emigrated to Japan and became Managing Director of Lever Brothers factory in Kobe.
THOMAS, Henry Trevellyan (‘Harry’).
Born – Swansea 1876.
Died – Cambridge, 5 April 1945.
Batting and Fielding Record
Career best performance
Minor County Friendlies – 24 v MCC at St. Helen’s, Swansea, 1898.