John Long had a decent record for Swansea, CC yet his finest performances for Glamorgan ironically came outside Wales. The Swansea-based schoolmaster made his debut for the Welsh county during May 1891 in their friendly against Gloucestershire at the Arms Park, before bagging a pair against the MCC on his home soil at St. Helen’s.
John put this disappointment behind him and continued to be a steady run scorer for Swansea CC, who he also led for several seasons during the 1890s. His success lead to his selection in 1892 for the away game with Wiltshire at Swindon and Devon at Exeter, with the latter game seeing John making a composed 20. John re-appeared in 1893 against the MCC at Swansea, making 3 and 2, but this proved to be his final match of note.
In contrast, his teaching career blossomed with John, after several years at Swansea Grammar School, becoming the Principal of Arnold College in Swansea. He subsequently moved to the Home Counties shortly before the Great War and lived for many years in Kingston-upon-Thames, where he wrote several educational books, besides being a senior examiner with the Civil Service.
LONG, John Peter.
Born – Portsmouth, 10 May 1861.
Died – Whitton, Richmond-upon-Thames, August 1938.
Batting and Fielding Record
Minor County Friendlies – 20 v Devon at Exeter, 1892.