Trevor Every kept wicket for Glamorgan between 1929 and the start of 1934. During this time he scored over 2,500 runs besides claiming 178 victims behind the stumps and there is no doubt that had he not lost his sight and forced into premature retirement, Trevor might have been one of the finest batsman wicket-keeper in the club`s history.
Born in Llanelli, Trevor showed rich promise as a schoolboy cricketer as he kept wicket in the newly-created South Wales and Monmouthshire League and it was no surprise that he joined the Glamorgan staff on leaving school in 1928. The following year, Trevor made his Championship debut against Yorkshire at the Arms Park and soon won a regular place in the Welsh county’s side.
Besides showing neat and agile glovework, Trevor also developed into a gritty lower middle-order batsman, hitting 116 against Worcestershire at Stourbridge in 1932. Many good judges were forecasting a bright future for the young keeper, but in 1934 he developed eye problems in the pre-season practices. By the opening game of the season against Kent at the Arms Park, Trevor was finding it difficult to pick up the flight of the ball and midway through the game, he was taken to consult an eye specialist. He told Trevor the devastating news that he was going blind, and Every never played another game for Glamorgan. Indeed, the scorebook for the second innings of the match with Kent simply records Trevor as being `absent ill`.
By the end of the summer, Trevor had completely lost his sight, and over the winter months he started training as a stenographer with the RNIB in Cardiff.
Born – Llanelli, 19th December 1909.
Died – Newport, 20th January 1990.
Best performance for Glamorgan:
First-class – 116 v Worcestershire at Stourbridge, 1932.