Rodney David was the second son of Edmund David, the man who had captained Glamorgan during their inaugural fixture in 1889 against Warwickshire at the Arms Park.
He had a fine record at Wellington College, where during 1925 he had led the cricket XI and topped the school’s batting averages. No surprise that during that summer, Rodney made his first-class debut for Glamorgan against HDG Leveson-Gower’s XI at Swansea.
After leaving Wellington, Rodney pursued a military career, but during May 1929 he appeared twice for the Welsh county in the away matches with Cambridge University and Northamptonshire.
Rodney subsequently rose to the rank of Major and subsequently lived in the Home Counties.
DAVID, Rodney Felix Armine.
Born – Llandaff, Cardiff, 19th June 1907.
Died – Hellingly, Hailsham, 2nd July 1969.
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 17 v HDG Leveson-Gower’s XI at Swansea, 1925.