Norman Jacob was a talented cricketer and golfer, who played in seven first-class matches for Glamorgan in 1922. The right-handed batsman had been in the Tonbridge XI in 1918, and had first played for Glamorgan in their Minor County fixture with Carmarthenshire in 1920.
Some decent innings for Penarth CC saw Norman being drafted into the Glamorgan side during May 1922, with the amateur making his Championship debut against Lancashire at Old Trafford. He played in a further six games that summer but had little impact with either bat or ball
Norman subsequently became one of Wales` leading golfers in the 1920s and 1930s, representing Wales in their Home Internationals between 1932 and 1936. He later became Secretary of the Glamorgan County Golf Union. During his youth he had also played rugby for Penarth.
JACOB , Norman Ernest
Born – Neath, 9th July 1901.
Died – Grimsby, 12th March 1970.
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In Minor County cricket – 4 and 3/39 v Carmarthenshire at Llanelli, 1920.
In First-class cricket – 19 v Lancashire at Old Trafford, 1922.