Keith Jarrett had a fine record as a schoolboy cricketer and rugby player whilst studying at Monmouth School. His success for the Welsh public school, saw the right-handed batsman and seam bowler make his 2nd XI debut for Glamorgan during 1965 before two years later play twice for the 1st XI in their matches against the Indian tourists at Sophia Gardens in May and in August the contest with the Pakistani’s at Swansea.
It proved to be a brief taste of county cricket as Keith went on to win greater fame and fortune on the rugby pitch, playing at first for Newport RFC and winning 10 Welsh rugby caps between 1967 and 1969. He also toured South Africa win the British Lions in 1968 besides playing for London Welsh, before turning professional and playing for Barrow, Widnes and the Great Britain rugby league team.
JARRETT, Keith Stanley
Born – Newport, 18th May 1948.
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 18* v Pakistanis at Swansea, 1967.