Ian Barry

Image Credit – Glamorgan Cricket Archives.

Born in South Africa and educated at Dulwich College in London, Ian Barry was typical of the transient amateurs with cosmopolitan backgrounds who played for Glamorgan during their days as a Minor County.    

During the late 1890s, the civil engineer secured a position in the thriving Docks at Cardiff and, after some impressive performances in club cricket for Cardiff, including an innings of 97 against Llanelli in late May, he was drafted into the Glamorgan team for the Minor County Championship match against Wiltshire at Swansea during the first week of June 1900.    

He had opened the batting whilst at Dulwich so it was no surprise that Ian made an unbeaten 24 in what proved to be his one and only innings for the Welsh county. Local newspapers reported that Ian “knocked the bowling all over the field to the evident delight of the large crowd.” He moved away from South Wales shortly afterwards, and later served with the Royal Marine. Ian died in October 1918 whilst on active service.


Born – Cape Town, South Africa, 16 September, 1875.
Died – On active service, 29 October, 1918.

Batting and Fielding Record  

Minor Championship    111241

Career-best performance 

Minor County Championship –  24* v Wiltshire at St. Helen’s, Swansea, 1900.