Ernie Harris

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Ernie Harris
Personal information
Full name Wilfred Ernest Harris
Born (1919-04-24)24 April 1919
Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales
Died 4 December 1996(1996-12-04) (aged 77)
Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm medium-pace
Relations Leslie Harris (brother)
Domestic team information
Years Team
1938-1947 Glamorgan
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 5
Runs scored 59
Batting average 7.35
100s/50s –/–
Top score 25
Balls bowled 64
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 1/–
Source: Cricinfo, 14 September 2010

Wilfred Ernest Harris (24 April 1919 – 4 December 1996) was a former Welsh cricketer. Harris was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm medium-pace. He was born at Cardiff, Glamorgan.


In 1937, Whitehall played 2 Minor Counties Championship matches for the Glamorgan Second XI against the Kent Second XI.[1] The following season Whitehill played his first first-class match for Glamorgan against Kent in the County Championship.[2] From 1938-1939, he played 3 first-class matches for Glamorgan, finally playing his last first-class match following the Second World War in 1947 against Yorkshire at Bramall Lane, Sheffield.

Personal life[edit]

Harris played club cricket for St.Fagan's Cricket Club from the mid-1930s to the mid-1980s, becoming a stalwart of the club for 5 decades. He also worked in administrative section of University College, Cardiff, where the eventually became the registrar. Later in life he served on the Glamorgan County Cricket Club committee and was the match manager when England played Australia in a One Day International at St. Helen's. Harris died on 4 December 1996.[3] His brother Leslie Harris also played first-class cricket for Glamorgan.


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