Trevor Preece played for Glamorgan from 1902 until 1923, before becoming the well-respected groundsman at the Arms Park ground in Cardiff.
Having first played county cricket for Glamorgan against Monmouthshire at Swansea in 1902, he made another appearance against Berkshire at Reading in 1903 before securing a professional appointment with Chard CC in Somerset. He returned to South Wales in 1907 after joining Neath CC, and became a heavy run scorer in club cricket either side of the Great War.
He subsequently joined Cardiff CC and addition to playing and coaching, he assisted Jack Nash in the preparations of the Arms Park pitches. During 1923 Trevor was drafted into the county’s team for their Championship match against Lancashire when others dropped out, and he duly made his first-class debut on a pitch which he had helped prepare. He succeeded Jack Nash in 1925 as head groundsman at the Arms Park and remained in this capacity until 1939.
Trevor had also been a talented hockey player in his youth.
Born – Cowbridge, 13 October 1882.
Died – Whitchurch, 21 September 1965.
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In Minor County cricket – 73 v Carmarthenshire at Llanelli, 1908; 2/21 v Devon at Plymouth, 1920.
In first-class cricket – 4 v Lancashire at Cardiff Arms Park, 1923.
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