Herbie Soloman was a stalwart member of the Swansea Cricket and Football Club who appeared once for Glamorgan in their light-hearted friendly against the Public School Nondescripts at St. Helen’s in July 1901. Herbie was a decent batter at club level and made 38 on what proved to be his only appearance for Glamorgan.
He was also a talented swimmer and, in later life, served as President of the Welsh Amateur Swimming Association.
An insurance broker by trade, Herbie lived at Hill House, Bishopston and was a leading light with many good causes linked to improving life for the residents of Swansea. He was also Chairman of the Glamorgan County Asylum, Hon.S eceretary of the Swansea Lifeboat Fund and a Harbour Trustee. His sister married Swansea and Glamorgan team-mate Astley Samuel.
SOLOMAN, Herbert George (‘Herbie’).
Born – Swansea, 6 April 1871.
Died – Swansea, 1 December 1925.
Batting and Fielding Record
Minor County Friendly – 38 v Public School Nondescripts at St. Helen’s, Swansea, 1901.