Mark Davies had a good batting record playing for Maesteg Celtic and the Welsh Schools, and the left-handed opener joined the Glamorgan staff on a summer contract during 1978, before securing a full contract the following year.
He proved to be a consistent run scorer at second team level, and also played several important innings for the Under 25 side which in 1981 won the Warwick Pool competition. Indeed, in the final at Edgbaston, Mark top-scored with 65 as Glamorgan overwhelmed Surrey by eight wickets, and all against an attack which featured young Australian quick bowler Carl Rackemann.
With Alan Jones and John Hopkins forming a consistent partnership, Mark only made two first team appearances. Both were in June 1982, against Worcestershire and Oxford University, and in his only innings at first-class level, against the undergraduates at Swansea, Davies was dismissed without scoring. He kept his place for the following match against Worcestershire but the contest at Sophia Gardens was ravaged by rain and Mark did not get another chance to bat for the 1st XI.
DAVIES, Mark Nicholas
Born – Maesteg, 28th December 1959.