Terry Davies joined the Glamorgan staff in 1979 after playing for Hertfordshire Colts and having a spell on the MCC groundstaff. At first, Terry was Eifion Jones` understudy, but in 1984 he became the club`s first choice wicket-keeper following Eifion’s retirement.
After gaining a regular first team spot, Terry proved himself to be an agile and capable wicket-keeper besides being a more than useful lower order batsman who on several occasions acted as an obdurate night-watchman. Indeed, it was in this gritty role that Terry made 75 against Middlesex at Sophia Gardens in 1985.
Three years before Terry had also taken part in a jaunty tenth wicket partnership of 143 with Simon Daniels against Gloucestershire at Swansea – their efforts still stand as Club record for that wicket with Terry typically being a fleet of foot runner, nudging and nurdling the ball around and playing the perfect foil to his partner who used the long handle to bludgeon the West Country bowlers into more distant parts of the St. Helen’s outfield.
Throughout his playing career with the Welsh county, Terry spent the winter months playing grade cricket in Australia – initially for Western Creek CC in Canberra and then Bathurst CC in Sydney. At the end of the 1986 season he emigrated to Australia, and subsequently captained Bankstown CC (who included both Mark and Steve Waugh in their line-up) to a pair of Sydney Grade Premiership titles.
Terry subsequently become a state selector with New South Wales before working as Marketing Manager for South Australia. He subsequently became Chief Executive of the South Australian Cricket Association before in 2011 becoming the General Manager of the Etihad Stadium in Melbourne. Since 2014 Terry has been Chief Executive of Dunedin Venues in New Zealand. In his youth Terry had been a decent footballer and played for Watford Youth besides having trials with West Ham, Tottenham Hotspur and Luton Town.
Born – St. Albans, 25th October 1960 .
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 75 v Middlesex at Sophia Gardens, 1985.
In List A cricket – 46* v Kent at Sophia Gardens, 1983.