Ken Harris appeared twice for Glamorgan during 1913, with the all-rounder making his debut during early August in the Minor County fixture against Monmouthshire at Newport, before later that month appearing in the county’s side which met Sir Harry Webb’s XI at the Arms Park.
He had previously appeared in Minor County cricket for his native Devon before having a brief spell in Scotland during 1907. The following year he moved to South Wales and joined the Hill’s Plymouth club in Merthyr. It proved to be a successful association as not only did Ken play for Glamorgan but he met and wooed Maud Phillips, the daughter of his Merthyr colleague George, with the happy couple getting married during 1913.
After the Great War, Ken became the professional with Abercarn CC and he became a regular in the Monmouthshire side from 1920. The all-rounder was also a late addition to the Wales team for their match at Lord’s in 1925 when George Harrison, the Glamorgan professional had to withdraw before the match having heard that his father had been taken seriously ill in north-west England. Ken retired from playing with Abercarn at the end of the 1931 season and became the coach and groundsman at Swansea University.
HARRIS, Kenneth Frank.
Born – Littleham, Exmouth, 7 October 1885.
Died – Brynmill, Swansea, 29 October 1949.
Batting and Fielding Record
Minor County Championship – 36 v Monmouthshire at Rodney Parade, Newport, 1913.
Minor County Friendlies – 25 v Sir Harry Webb’s XI at Cardiff Arms Park, 1913.