Percy Howell was another amateur who played once for Glamorgan during their Minor County days, with the accountant with Cardiff Corporation appearing against Monmouthshire in their friendly match at Newport in 1900.
He was a good friend of several Cardiff cricketers and this probably explains his call-up at short notice when another player dropped out of the morning of the game at Rodney Parade. He was a good athlete and was a member of Cardiff Harriers. Percy also served on the committee of Cardiff CC during the early 1900s.
Percy was the fifth of six children born to Edward and Sarah Howell, with his father being the vestry clerk at St. Mary’s RC Church in Canton, Cardiff. Percy married Dora May Hodgson during 1904 and they had a son, Edward. By 1939 he and Dora were living at Pentwyn House in the well-to-do suburb of St. Andrew’s Major near Dinas Powys, on the south-western outskirts of Cardiff.
HOWELL, Percival (‘Percy’).
Born – Cardiff, 15 May 1877.
Died – East Glamorgan Hospital, Church Village, 5 May 1955.
Batting and Fielding Record
Minor County Friendly – 6 v Monmouthshire at Rodney Parade, Newport, 1900.