John Llewellyn was an amateur who played once for Glamorgan in 1896, and like several other “singletons”, his appearance came at short notice having agreed to travel to Newport to watch and support his colleagues Richard Johnson and the Morgan brothers from Penarth CC in Glmaorgan’s Minor County Friendly against Monmouthshire.
He was duly called into the side when another amateur dropped out on the morning of the game. It proved to be quite a memorable game for John as having made 2 in the first innings batting at number 9, he was in the middle in the second innings with 3 to his name when the winning runs were struck as Glamorgan narrowly defeated their neighbours by two wickets.
John was a rate collector by trade and besides playing cricket for Penarth, he acted as Treasurer of the town’s rugby club from 1891 until 1898.
LLEWELLYN, John Griffith.
Born – Llanwonno, March 1867.
Died – Penarth, 18 March 1933.
Batting and Fielding Record
Minor County Friendlies – 3* v Monmouthshire at Rodney Parade, Newport, 1896.