Born in London and raised in South Wales, Orlando Martyn made his one and only appearance for Glamorgan in their Minor County Friendly against Gloucestershire at the Arms Park in 1891.
Educated at Cowbridge Grammar School and Merton College, Oxford, he was the son of Dr. William Martyn and subsequently became a barrister.
He had featured in matches for the South Wales CC since 1878 whilst initially associated with Cardiff CC. After leaving Oxford and completing his legal qualifications, Orlando moved to South Devon during the mid-1880s and, as an influential and well-connected member of Sidmouth CC, he oversaw the MCC tour of south-west England in 1888.
He returned to the Cardiff area in 1890 and accepted an invitation to play for Glamorgan against Gloucestershire in the two-day friendly at the Arms Park in 1891. He proceeded to post an assured 12 in the first innings before being bowled by WG Grace and was one of the few Glamorgan players to appear comfortable in the face of the visiting bowling.
The following year, Orlando struck a forthright 67 for the MCC against Glamorgan at the Arms Park, but he was never called up again by the Welsh county’s selectors. He subsequently moved to the London area where he lived and worked in the High Courts until the early 1920s.
MARTYN, Orlando Bridgman.
Born – Brompton, Kensington, 30 November 1855.
Died – Exmouth, 10 December 1943.
Batting and Fielding Record
Minor County Friendly – 12 v Gloucestershire at Cardiff Arms Park, 1891.