Herbie Thomas had a fine record as a batter with various teams in the Vale of the Glamorgan during the years leading up to the Great War. His reward was selection in five matches for Glamorgan in their Minor County days between 1907 and 1911.
His first call-up to the county side came in May 1907 after some bludgeoning innings for Llantwit Major CC. The 21 year-old made 14 against Monmouthshire at Rodney Parade, before re-appearing the following year against Carmarthenshire at Neath. Herbie also featured in the Welsh county’s tour to Devon and Cornwall, but he failed to produce a substantial innings in the West Country.
As a result, Herbie did not feature again until July 1911 when, after some decent scores for the Glamorgan Gypsies, he made 62 in the game against Carmarthenshire at Llanelli. The match at Stradey Park saw several other fringe players appear in the Glamorgan side, but it proved to be his final appearance at county level.
The son of Alderman David Thomas, he continued to play with some success for several years after the Great War for Cowbridge CC.
THOMAS, Herbert (‘Herbie’).
Born – Cowbridge, January 1886.
Died – Neath, 7 February 1935.
Batting and Fielding Record
Career best performance
Minor County Championship – 62 v Carmarthenshire at Stradey Park, Llanelli, 1911.