Richie Thomas played for Glamorgan in a Sunday League match during 1969 as well as a Championship game five years later.
He had an outstanding record in club cricket for Panteg CC with the right-handed all-rounder producing many fine performances for the club, and first appearing for the Glamorgan 2nd XI during 1965. His work commitments prevented him for playing county cricket on a frequent basis, but in 1969 Richie made his Glamorgan debut in the Sunday League fixture against Derbyshire at Ebbw Vale in 1969, and returned the typically frugal figures of 1/13 in seven overs.
Richie was also called up in 1974 when Glamorgan were beset by injuries for their Championship match with Lancashire at Liverpool. Since retiring from playing Richie has become a well-respected umpire in South Wales, standing in some of Glamorgan’s 2nd XI matches.
THOMAS, Richard James
Born – Griffithstown, 18th June 1942.
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 8* and 1/40 v Lancashire at Aigburgh, 1974.
In List A cricket – 1* and 1/13 v Derbyshire at Ebbw Vale, 1969.