Roy Davies, who played once for Glamorgan in 1950, was the younger brother of Glamorgan wicket-keeper Haydn Davies, with his sole appearance at first-class level coming at Clarence Park in Weston-super-Mare in 1950 when he appeared against Somerset, making 7 in his only innings.
Haydn and Roy had lost both their parents during World War Two, so Haydn – who was 27 at the time – adopted eleven year-old Roy as his son. Roy subsequently lived in mid-Wales, before reading Chemistry at Cardiff University. During this time, the right-handed batsman and agile fielder played regularly for St. Fagans CC, besides appearing for Glamorgan 2nd XI.
After graduating, Roy moved to the Manchester area to work for Unilever. He duly worked for the company for 32 years as an industrial chemist and fuel technologist, besides rising to the position of Technical Head of their European operations. Like Haydn, Roy was an outstanding squash player and represented Wales on several occasions.
DAVIES, Dr. David Roy
Born – Llanelli, 12th August 1928.
Died – West Clandon, Guildford, 14th July, 2013.
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 7 v Somerset at Weston-super-Mare, 1950.