Born and raised in Neath, Haydn Wilkins played for Glamorgan in their wartime friendly against London Counties at the Rodney Parade ground in Newport.
Before the War, the right-handed batter and seam bowler had played for both the county’s Colts team and their 2nd XI, and had it not been for the War, Haydn may well have won a place in the 1st XI. Although his prime years were lost to the War, he was still good enough to play in the county’s 2nd XI until 1949.
He subsequently became a stalwart figure of Cardiff CC and Cardiff Athletic Club. He also played rugby for Cardiff and was chairman of the city club during the 1960s. Haydn also served on the Glamorgan committee during the 1970s and 1980s at a time when his son Alan followed in his footsteps by playing county cricket for Glamorgan.
WILKINS, William Haydn.
Born – Neath, 25 December 1916.
Died – Cardiff, 17 May 2003.
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