Full Name

David Emrys Davies


June 27, 1904, Sandy, Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales


November 10, 1975, Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales, (aged 71y 136d)

Also Known As

The Rock

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Slow Left arm Orthodox



I suppose that among his generation there was no more popular cricketer than Emrys Davies, to whom Wilf Wooller paid tribute last month. At the University rugger match I saw his son, Peter, of whose achievements, both sporting and in the world of business, Emrys was so proud. The ultimate tribute to him had clearly given the family much solace-ALL the Glamorgan players of his time who were still alive in this country had made the journey to Llanelli for his funeral, including Arnold Dyson, his old opening partner for so many years, who had come all the way from Yorkshire. Thirty-one years spanned his first-class career with Glamorgan, and I can only trace his having one benefit, in 1938, and it amounted to £688. Perhaps like Fred Root he said he couldn't afford another! My particular memory of Emrys is of his helping me through one of my first county match running-commentaries, at St Helen's, Swansea, in the early summer of 1939, with a sparkling hundred. My number two was a bright young Welshman called Wynford Vaughan-Thomas. The phrase 'Nature's gentleman' could have have been invented for Emrys.
EW Swanton, Wisden Cricket Monthly

Emrys Davies Career Stats

Batting & Fielding




Umpire & Referee

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Debut/Last Matches of Emrys Davies

FC Matches

1924 - 1954

Recent Matches of Emrys Davies

Glamorgan vs Australians0 & 8--01-Aug-1953SwanseaFC
Glamorgan vs Indians13 & 390/631-May-1952CardiffFC
Glamorgan vs Sth Africans19 & 9--04-Aug-1951SwanseaFC
Glamorgan vs Sth Africans13 & 01/3412-May-1951CardiffFC
South vs West Indians26 & 342/69 & 0/1602-Sep-1950HastingsFC

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Umpires Emrys Davies and Charlie Elliott walk out on to the field
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