Tuan James was another stalwart of club cricket in the years after the Great War who played for Glamorgan between 1920 and 1922.
The left-handed batsman and left-arm spinner made his debut for Glamorgan in 1920 and took 7/44 against Devon at Neath. He subsequently appeared in three first-class matches for the county in 1922, and was very proud to see his son David, follow him into both club cricket and also the Glamorgan side in 1948.
Tuan would have undoubtedly played more often had his career not coincided with that of Harry Creber, and his call-up for Championship games in 1922 only came about as Harry was injured and unavailable during the first fortnight of May 1922. Nevertheless, Tuan had an outstanding record with Briton Ferry Steel CC, besides playing for Gowerton CC and Maesteg Town CC.
JAMES, Edward Hugh
Born – Briton Ferry, 14th April 1896.
Died – Briton Ferry, 15th March 1975.
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In Minor County cricket – 41 v JHP Brain’s XI at Cardiff Arms Park, 1920; 7/44 v Devon at Neath, 1920.
In first-class cricket – 4 v Lancashire at Old Trafford, 1922 and v Yorkshire at Cardiff Arms Park, 1922; 4/79 v Lancashire at Old Trafford, 1922.