Theo Stewart

Theo Stewart. Image Credit – Glamorgan Cricket Archives.

Theo Stewart played once for Glamorgan during 1923 and can claim one of the most multinational backgrounds of any cricketer to have played for the Welsh county, having been born in Queensland, Australia to an Irish-born civil engineer and his French wife who when Theo was a young boy also spent time in India.

The family settled in Llanelli during the early twentieth century with Theo becoming the captain of the town’s cricket club after the Great War. He had a reputation as an obdurate batsmen for Llanelli CC and with Glamorgan struggling to post decent totals he was called up in 1923 for the away match with Derbyshire at Chesterfield. Theo made 4 and 0 and did not get a chance to display his talents as a purveyor of off-cutters.

He was an auctioneer by profession, and was an important figure behind the scenes during the 1930s when Glamorgan took County Championship cricket to Stradey Park.

STEWART, Theophile Lecompte         

Born – Brisbane, 9th May 1891.

Died – Morriston, 14th December 1952.   

Best performance for Glamorgan:

In first-class cricket – 4 v Derbyshire at Chesterfield, 1923.

Theo Stewart’s career batting record for Glamorgan.