Sam Silkin, who played once for Glamorgan during 1938, was Attorney General during the 1970`s.
Before following a career in law and politics, Sam showed promise as a young sportsman, excelling at fives and cricket. During the mid-1930`s, the young leg-spinner played for Surrey Young Amateurs and also the Glamorgan Club and Ground side, alongside his good friend Maurice Turnbull.
Whilst reading Law at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, Sam made a bid to win a Blue but despite impressing in the Trials at the start of the 1938 season, he remained on the fringe of the side. In a bid to press his friend`s claims for a place in the team for the Varsity Match, Maurice selected his friend in the Glamorgan side that played the Cambridge students at Swansea. However, he only took one wicket, scored 2 and 0, and failed to win a Blue.
Sam was MP for Camberwell between 1964 and 1974, and then Southwark from 1974 until 1985, before being appointed to the House of Lords.
SILKIN Samuel Charles
Born – Neath, 6th March 1918.
Died – Oxford, 17th August 1988.
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 2 and 1/27 v Cambridge University at Swansea, 1938.