John Riches made one first-class appearance for Glamorgan in 1947. He came from a family of engineers, dentists and cricketers, with his great-uncles and cousins having held positions of responsibility with the South Wales Railway, whilst his father Norman had been Glamorgan`s first-ever captain in the County Championship and the Club’s leading batsman in their Minor County days. captain.
All of the Hurry Riches clan had been closely associated with Cardiff CC so it was no surprise that John made his debut for the club during the late 1930s whilst still a schoolboy at Repton. After training as a solicitor, the right-handed batsman and left-arm spinner made his solitary first-class appearance for Glamorgan against Yorkshire at Sheffield during 1947.
John subsequently became a leading figure in club cricket in South Wales, besides leading Glamorgan`s Second XI from 1946 until 1954.
RICHES, John Dansey Hurry
Born – Cathays, Cardiff, 30th December 1930.
Died – Cyncoed, Cardiff, 5th October 1999.
Best performance for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 4 v Yorkshire at Bramall Lane, Sheffield, 1947.