John Hinwood has a very unique claim to fame in that he bagged a pair on his debut for Glamorgan in both Minor County and first-class cricket.
The young batsman from Swansea made his first appearance for Glamorgan against Cheshire at Aigburgh in June 1920 and, despite claiming three wickets with his seam bowling, John failed to score in either innings. During July 1923, John was called into Glamorgan’s side for their County Championship match against Northamptonshire at Kettering, but once again he bagged a pair.
Nevertheless, John had a prolific record as a batsman in club cricket for Swansea during the 1920s and 1930s. He also captained the St. Helen’s club in 1925, 1930 and 1934, before playing for Clydach and Llanelli.
HINWOOD, John William James
Born – Wilton, Wiltshire, 8th April 1894.
Died – Swansea, 14th May 1971.
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In Minor County cricket – 10 v MCC at Swansea, 1920; 3/99 v Cheshire at Aigburgh, 1920.