Tom Johns was the elder brother of Jack Johns, and after the Great War was a leading figure in the affairs of Briton Ferry Town who he captained in 1920, as well as from 1922 until 1929.
Like his brother, he was a talented spinner, with a high classical action, and first played for the club before the outbreak of War.
When Glamorgan regrouped in 1920, Tom was one of the players to get a chance to display his talents at county level, and he responded with a nine-wicket haul against Carmarthenshire at Llanelli.
With Jack Nash as the regular off-spinner in the Glamorgan side, Tom did not get another chance with Glamorgan, but continued to be a prolific wicket-taker in the Leagues. A builder by trade, Tom’s family undertook work at the Briton Ferry ground to improve facilities.
Image Credit – Glamorgan Cricket Archives.
JOHNS, Thomas Samuel.
Born – Briton Ferry, December 1883.
Died – Neath, 2 January 1964.
Batting and Fielding Record
Minor County Friendlies – 8* and 6/47 v Carmarthenshire at Stradey Park, Llanelli, 1920.