Wat Jones, who briefly played for Glamorgan in the years after the Second World War, was a policeman in the Swansea Valleys, who had a fine reputation as a fast bowler in club cricket for Pontardawe CC, Pontarddulais CC and Clydach CC.
He was offered terms with the Welsh county before hostilities started but Wat opted instead to join the South Wales Constabulary. He agreed however to help out the Welsh county when Championship cricket resumed in 1946 with Wat making his first-class debut against Lancashire at Cardiff Arms Park. He also appeared during 1947 and showed that he had lost none of his venom and hostility by taking 7/92 against Kent at Newport.
JONES, Watkin Edward
Born – Gwauncaegurwen, 6th July 1917.
Died – Morriston, Swansea, 23rd August 1994.
Best performance for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 7/92 v Kent at Rodney Parade, Newport, 1947.