Lord William Griffiths, who had a brief career as a fast bowler with Glamorgan, has died aged 91. He was far more renowned in the legal sector, having been a High Court Judge, a Life Peer and a Law Lord but his interest in cricket was undimmed and served as the president of the MCC in 1990-91.

He was also the recipient of the Military Cross for taking on a tank single-handedly during World War II.

As an administrator, he had to tackle a proposal for the MCC to include women members. Griffiths put to a vote the question of whether Rachael Heyhoe Flint, the former England women's captain, was eligible, only to see it rejected.

In 1993, he had also headed an investigation into state of English cricket as a result of David Gower's exclusion from the tour of India. In his report, Griffiths suggested doing away with the Cricket Council and combining the Test and County Cricket Board with the National Cricket Association.

He was part of the 2nd XI at Charterhouse school for two years after 1940, before being called up to serve in World War II, where he was awarded the Military Cross for "taking on single-handed the Panther tank". Upon his return, he studied law at Cambridge and won a Blue in cricket for three years between 1946 and 1948.

Griffiths made his county cricket debut in 1946. He played 38 matches and took 102 wickets, including lending a hand with Glamorgan's Championship victory in 1948.