Reg Anderson was one of the fastest bowlers in the South Wales leagues either side of the Second World War. He first played for Glamorgan 2nd XI in their Minor County matches in 1936, but his duties as a policeman in Swansea prevented him from appearing for the county on a regular basis.
In 1945 he showed his capabilities as a bowler by taking six wickets in the one-day friendly between the Swansea Central League and a Glamorgan XI, led by Cyril Smart. His fine bowling dismissed the county side for just 25 as the League side recorded a famous victory. The following year, Anderson made his one and only first-class appearance, against Hampshire at Swansea. However, he failed to take a wicket or score a run in his only innings, and despite a good record in club cricket for Swansea, Llanelli and Morewoods, he was not called up again.
ANDERSON, Reginald Mervyn Bulford
Born – Brynhyfryd, Swansea, 25th April, 1914
Died – Uplands, Swansea, 12th August, 1972.