Norman Featherstone joined Glamorgan in 1980 after a highly successful twelve-year career with Middlesex and a Benefit Year in 1979 that raised over £30,000. He subsequently spent two years with the Welsh county.
The right-handed batsman and off-spin bowler enjoyed a decent first summer with Glamorgan and won his cap after passing 1,000 runs besides scoring 107 against Gloucestershire at Swansea. He topped the 1,000 mark again during 1981, besides making centuries against Hampshire at Bournemouth as well as Warwickshire at Edgbaston.
Norman was regarded as a likely candidate to take over the captaincy from Malcolm Nash, but there was a strong lobby on the committee for Javed Miandad, the mercurial Pakistani batsman who had set a string of batting records for the Club during 1981. After receiving a promising business offer back home in South Africa, Norman duly announced his retirement before the start of the 1982 season.
The Rhodesian-born cricketer has subsequently been involved in sports promotions and advertising in South Africa, including a management role at the formula one motor racing track at the Kyalami Circuit.
FEATHERSTONE, Norman George
Born – Que Que, Rhodesia, 20th August 1949.
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 113* v Hampshire at Bournemouth, 1981; 5/90 v Somerset at Taunton, 1980.
In List A cricket – 57 v Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge, 1981; 2/52 v Warwickshire at Edgbaston, 1980.