Euros Lewis

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Euros Lewis
Personal information
Full nameEuros John Lewis
Born(1942-01-31)31 January 1942
Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Died23 June 2014(2014-06-23) (aged 72)
Llanelli
BattingLeft-handed
BowlingRight-arm off break
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1967–1969Sussex
1966Marylebone Cricket Club
1961–1966Glamorgan
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 182 12
Runs scored 3,487 153
Batting average 14.06 23.40
100s/50s –/11 –/1
Top score 80 78
Balls bowled 20,035
Wickets 341
Bowling average 27.23
5 wickets in innings 13
10 wickets in match 2
Best bowling 8/89
Catches/stumpings 131/– 1/–
Source: Cricinfo, 18 March 2012

Euros John Lewis (31 January 1942 – 23 June 2014) was a Welsh cricketer. Lewis was a left-handed batsman who bowled right-arm off break. He was born at Llanelli, Carmarthenshire.

Glamorgan[edit]

Lewis made his first-class debut for Glamorgan against Somerset at Clarence Park, Weston-super-Mare, in the 1961 County Championship.[1] Early in his career, Lewis played as a hard-hitting opening batsman, before concentrating on his off break bowling, and dropping down the batting order.[2] In his first season, Lewis appeared seven times in first-class cricket for Glamorgan, scoring 450 runs at an average of 34.61, with three half centuries and a high score of 73 not out.[3] By his second season, he had established himself as a semi-regular in the Glamorgan side, playing twelve first-class matches in 1962, though he struggled with the bat in this season, opening the batting early in the season and later in the middle order, scoring 256 runs at a low average of 11.63, with a single half century. This dip in his batting performance also coincided with an increase in his bowling workload, with 15 wickets in 1962, at a bowling average of 30.80.[4] He took his maiden five wicket haul in this season, taking 5/97 against Cambridge University.[5]

In 1963 List A cricket was introduced to English domestic cricket, with Lewis playing in Glamorgan's first match in that format against Worcestershire in the Gillette Cup at The Gnoll, Neath.[6] Despite Glamorgan losing this match, Lewis became the first Glamorgan player to score a one-day half century, making 78.[7]

Sussex[edit]

He left Glamorgan in 1966 and played for Sussex until he retired from first-class cricket at the end of the 1969 season.

Later life[edit]

He continued to play club cricket for Dafen Welfare for some years thereafter. He died after a short illness on 23 June 2014.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "First-Class Matches played by Euros Lewis". CricketArchive. Retrieved 19 March 2012.
  2. ^ Hignell, Andrew. "Profile of Euros Lewis". CricketArchive. Retrieved 19 March 2012.
  3. ^ "First-class Batting and Fielding in Each Season by Euros Lewis". CricketArchive. Retrieved 19 March 2012.
  4. ^ "First-class Bowling in Each Season by Euros Lewis". CricketArchive. Retrieved 19 March 2012.
  5. ^ "Cambridge University v Glamorgan, 1962". CricketArchive. Retrieved 19 March 2012.
  6. ^ "List A Matches played by Euros Lewis". CricketArchive. Retrieved 19 March 2012.
  7. ^ "Glamorgan v Worcestershire, 1963 Gillette Cup". CricketArchive. Retrieved 19 March 2012.
  8. ^ Glamorgan pay tribute to former all-rounder Euros Lewis Archived 14 July 2014 at the Wayback Machine

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