Pat Ling was a forceful left-handed batsman who played nine matches for Glamorgan during the mid-1930`s, as well as in five matches for Somerset in 1939.
Pat had captained the Stowe XI in 1928, before winning a place in Wiltshire`s side. He also had a spell with Cumberland before returning to South Wales, with his attractive strokeplay in club cricket attracting the attention of Glamorgan`s selectors who were keen to give chances to young Welsh amateurs. The Skewen-born batsman duly made his Glamorgan debut in 1934 against Cambridge University, but in thirteen innings for Glamorgan Pat failed to register a half-century.
He continued to play for Glamorgan`s 2nd XI in their Minor County matches in 1936 and 1937, before he became a pig and poultry farmer in the West Country.
LING, Anthony John Patrick
Born – Skewen, 10th August 1910.
Died – Eastbourne, 12th January 1987.
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 41* v Leicestershire at Swansea, 1934.