John Cullen’s solitary appearance came at Widemarsh Common in 1893 when Glamorgan travelled to Herefordshire with a side including several young players who had impressed in junior leagues.
In the case of the Cardiff-born accountant, he had impressed playing for the St. Paul’s club and continued the good name of his family in cricketing circles. His father Tom was well-known to senior figures in the Glamorgan camp, having been a member of the South Wales CC and in 1868 had played for East Glamorgan in the match the Club organized against an eleven representing the west of the county at Merthyr Mawr.
Tom Cullen was also an accountant and John followed in his footsteps, working for amongst others both Hancock’s and Brain’s, no doubt as a result of his sporting links. John also played in May 1893 for the Glamorgan Colts side which was assembled to meet the county side in a trial match at Cardiff Arms Park. He made 0 in his only innings, but three weeks later was in the squad for the county’s match at Hereford.
CULLEN, John Stewart.
Born – Cardiff, 21 July 1868.
Died – Swansea, 27 June 1948.
Batting and Fielding Record
Minor County Friendly – 14 v Herefordshire at Hereford, 1893.