Full name George Lavis
Born August 17, 1908, Sebastopol, Monmouth
Died July 29, 1956, Pontypool, Monmouthshire (aged 47 years 347 days)
Major teams Glamorgan
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
|First-class span||1928 - 1949|
George Lavis played for Glamorgan from 1928 until after the Second World War, when from 1946 until his sudden death in 1956 Lavis acted as Glamorgan`s coach. Many young players duly benefitted from his wise words and the long hours of patient guidance in the club`s indoor school at Neath, and the nets in corridoor of the North Stand at the Arms Park.
The Monmouthshire-born player had made hisdebut in 1928 as a right-handed batsman and seam bowler, and became a regular member of the side in the early 1930`s. His finest hour as a player came in 1934 when he hit a career best 154 against Worcestershire in 1934, and shared in a partnership of 236 for the fourth wicket with Cyril Smart. However, he had rather modest season with bat and ball in 1936 and again in 1937, and left the county`s playing staff to pursue a playing and coaching career in Scotland. Lavis subsequently played for Dundee and Forfarshire in 1938 and 1939, before joining the joining the R.A.F. during the Second World War.
With Glamorgan re-building after the War, Johnnie Clay persuaded Lavis to return to Glamorgan as the club`s coach, and with the club also being short of players, Lavis also agreed to turn out for the county again. He played his final game for the club in 1949 and was awarded a Testimonial in 1950. (Submitted by Andrew Hignell - June 2000)
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