Gwyn Thomas (cricketer)

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For other people with the same name, see Gwyn Thomas (disambiguation).
For the rugby union and rugby league footballer of the 1910s, and 1920s for Cardiff (RU), London Welsh, Great Britain (RL), Wales, Other Nationalities, Wigan, and Huddersfield, see Gwyn Thomas (rugby).

John Leslie Gwyn Thomas (14 March 1891 – 10 April 1932) was a Welsh sportsman who played both rugby and cricket at domestic level. Thomas was born and died in Neath.

Thomas played both sports for Neath while attending grammar school, his cricket skill commended on account of his bold striking of the ball and free scoring, possessing enough power to lift the ball out of the cricket ground. He became a regular team member in Glamorgan's Minor Counties fixtures between 1910 and 1920, before finally getting his chance at first-class cricket in 1922, when other batsmen became unavailable, before being interrupted in his quest for further possible play by his business commitments.

Thomas played rugby union for Neath RFC, captaining the team during the 1920/21 season. Thomas died in 1932 at the age of 41.

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