Tony Duncan

Photo Credit – Glamorgan Cricket Archives.

Tony Duncan was better known as a golfer, winning many tournaments and captaining Great Britain and Ireland team in the Walker Cup during 1953, but he also played cricket twice for Glamorgan during 1934 whilst he was a student at Oxford University.

The son of newspaper magnate John Duncan, his brief flirtation with county cricket largely stemmed from some decent innings whilst at Rugby School plus a century in the Oxford Freshman’s Match of 1934. At the end of term, he played for Glamorgan against Gloucestershire at Llanelli as well as Somerset at St. Helen’s.

Golf subsequently became Tony’s leading recreation, and besides winning Blues, he  represented Wales on 51 occasions in home internationals, won the Welsh Amateur Championships on four occasions and in 1953 became the first Welshman to captain a Walker Cup team against the United States.

After coming down he joined the Welsh Guards and commenced a distinguished military career which from 1945 until 1959 saw Tony serve as Assistant Quartermaster General of London District before acting as the non-NATO officer to the British Defense staff in Washington. After a spell at the RAF Staff College in Bracknell, he was appointed Commandant of the Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Warfare School.

DUNCAN, Anthony Arthur.

Born – Cardiff, 10th December 1914        

Died – West Surrey, 3rd January 1998     

Best performances for Glamorgan:

In first-class cricket – 15* v Somerset at Swansea, 1934.

Tony Duncan’s career batting record for Glamorgan.