A mining engineer by profession, William Thomas had a prolific record as a batsman for both Llwynypia CC and Bridgend CC during the 1880s and 1890s. Had it not been for his professional duties, he would have probably played many more times for Glamorgan with his sole appearance coming in 1890 as a late replacement for the match against Monmouthshire at Rodney Parade.
As a youngster, William had also been a member of the South Wales CC, as well as the Welsh Wanderers, and appeared in several of their games during the 1880s. However, several of his finest innings came later in his career, with one taking place at the age of 51 as William made an unbeaten 140 for Bridgend against the students of Llandovery College.
William was also a decent footballer, playing for Bridgend Wednesday FC, besides being secretary of Bridgend Hockey Club. He also rode with the Glamorgan and Ystrad Hunts.
THOMAS, William Morgan.
Born – Swansea, June 1857.
Died – Bridgend, October 1931.
Career best performance
Minor County Friendly – 9 v Monmouthshire at Rodney Parade, Newport, 1890.