Full name Aneurin Henry Thomas Donald
Born December 20, 1996, Swansea, Glamorgan
Current age 19 years 192 days
Major teams England Under-19s, Glamorgan, Glamorgan 2nd XI, Wales Minor Counties
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Education Pontarddulais Comprehensive School
|First-class debut||Glamorgan v Hampshire at Cardiff, Sep 23-25, 2014 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Glamorgan v Kent at Cardiff, Jun 19-22, 2016 scorecard|
|List A debut||Nottinghamshire v Glamorgan at Market Warsop, Jul 26, 2015 scorecard|
|Last List A||Glamorgan v Middlesex at Cardiff, Jun 14, 2016 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Sussex v Glamorgan at Hove, Jul 10, 2015 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Glamorgan v Surrey at Cardiff, Jun 24, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|-||Glamorgan||v Surrey||Cardiff||24 Jun 2016||T20|
|9, 67||Glamorgan||v Kent||Cardiff||19 Jun 2016||FC|
|1||Glamorgan||v Kent||Cardiff||17 Jun 2016||T20|
|2||Glamorgan||v Middlesex||Cardiff||14 Jun 2016||LA|
|9||Glamorgan||v Kent||Canterbury||12 Jun 2016||LA|
|48*||Glamorgan||v Gloucs||Bristol||10 Jun 2016||T20|
|53||Glamorgan||v Sussex||Cardiff||8 Jun 2016||LA|
|1||Glamorgan||v Gloucs||Cardiff||6 Jun 2016||LA|
|55||Glamorgan||v Hampshire||Cardiff||3 Jun 2016||T20|
|51||Glamorgan||v Essex||Cardiff||1 Jun 2016||T20|
With a name like Aneurin Donald, it is no wonder that Welsh cricket lovers become a little misty-eyed when they consider the potential of Glamorgan's young batting hope. He only played five Championship matches in 2015 but that did not spot some from considering his place in the England U19 side against Australia, where he shared captaincy duties with Haseeb Hameed, and wondering if he could become the first Glamorgan player to represent the full England side since Simon Jones starred in their memorable 2005 Ashes success.
He has a strong Glamorgan pedigree: his great uncle, Bernard Hedges, played 422 matches for the county between 1950 and 1967.
Donald, a middle-order batsman from Swansea, has developed well through age-group and second XI cricket. He was picked for England Under-19s and made his Glamorgan first-class debut in the final match of the season where he made 59 at roughly a run a ball against Hampshire in the second innings.
Donald was first given a chance in the Glamorgan second XI in 2012 and a year later became a regular while also playing a key role for Mumbles who won the South Wales Premier League.
He understands the Indian mentality better and doesn't have to deal with star players on the wane