Pugsley Gwynne was a talented young sportsman in Swansea after the Great War, who played rugby to a decent club standard besides appearing three times for Glamorgan during the early 1920s.
Born and raised in Swansea, Pugsley won a scholarship to Llandovery College where he showed showed great promise on both the cricket and rugby field. He played for the Glamorgan Colts during 1921 before the seventeen year-old schoolboy was chosen in the county’s side the following June for the away matches against Sussex at Hove and Hampshire at Southampton.
A few mused at the time that the teenager had only been chosen to make up for the inadequacies in the field of older and less mobile amateurs. Whatever the rights and wrongs of this standpoint was concerned, it was not until July 1923 that Pugsley appeared again at county level, with his call-up for the match against Lancashire at the Arms Park this time being based on merit after the young batsman had played some excellent innings for Swansea CC.
It proved however to be his final innings for the Welsh county although he continued to play with great success for the Swansea club and acted as their captain between 1927 and 1929.
GWYNNE, David Graham Pugsley
Born – Swansea, 8th December 1904.
Died – Swansea, 11th December 1934.
Best performance for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 12 v Hampshire at Southampton, 1922.