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Emrys Davies      

Full name David Emrys Davies

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

Died November 10, 1975, Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales (aged 71 years 136 days)

Major teams Wales, Glamorgan

Also known as The Rock

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Other Umpire

David Emrys Davies
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 621 1032 80 26564 287* 27.90 32 141 215 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 621 26458 903 6/24 29.30 32 2
Career statistics
First-class span 1924 - 1954
Umpiring statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Lord's, Jun 21-26, 1956 scorecard
Last Test England v India at The Oval, Aug 20-24, 1959 scorecard
Test matches 9
Test statistics

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

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Emrys Davies

Emrys Davies

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Emrys Davies - The Rock of Glamorgan

Emrys Davies

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Emrys Davies and Arnold Dyson step out to open for Glamorgan, 1948

Emrys Davies and Arnold Dyson step out to open for Glamorgan

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