Full name David Wilfred Hughes
Born July 12, 1910, Ebbw Vale, Monmouthshire
Died April 21, 1984, Sarisbury Green, Southampton, Hampshire (aged 73 years 284 days)
Major teams Glamorgan
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Education University College of North Wales
|First-class span||1935 - 1938|
Wilf Hughes was a fast bowler and capable lower middle-order batsman who prospered in Welsh and then Northamptonshire leagues before he came to Glamorgan's attention. A science teacher, he had moved to Kettering believing there was no chance of him playing county cricket for a living when, on a visit to play Northants, Maurice Turnbull, Glamorgan's captain, was told about a young Welsh lad getting " a bag of wickets every week". Hughes was invited for a trial and on arriving in Cardiff was drafted into the XI to play the touring South Africans. He helped add 131 for Glamorgan's tenth wicket, making an unbeaten 70 with some style. He played regularly throughout much of the rest of the summer with less success, and made himself available for selection in school holidays for the next few summers. The war ended his first-class career, but he played afterwards for Devon.
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