Royston Gabe-Jones

Country: England
Born: November 25, 1906, Clydach Vale, Glamorgan, Wales
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium
Died: February 26, 1965, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales, (aged 58y 93d)

Royston Gabe-Jones Bio

Arthur Royston Gabe-Jones, hailing from England, made an indelible mark in cricket history when he became the youngest county cricketer of the 20th century. Born on a sunny day in Cardiff, Gabe-Jones showcased his unyielding determination and exceptional talent on the cricket field from an early age. His genetic disposition for sportsmanship came as no surprise, as his father had previously played for Glamorgan during the 1890s.

Growing up in Blundell’s School in Tiverton, Gabe-Jones thrived in the games field, participating in both rugby and cricket for his school. His aptitude quickly gained recognition, and he soon became a revered member of his school’s athletic teams. Every summer, he returned to his homeland in South Wales, where he joined Clydach Vale CC, dreaming of one day playing county cricket.

Destiny had other plans for Gabe-Jones. During the summer holidays of 1922, his exceptional performances with the bat caught the eyes of Glamorgan county selectors. Impressed by his steady and skilled batting technique, as well as his outstanding acrobatics in the field, the selectors were eager to boost the quality of their team’s fielding. Therefore, when several players withdrew from the squad for an upcoming match against Leicestershire, Gabe-Jones was chosen to make his debut at the tender age of 15 years and 9 months.

The young prodigy proved his worth in his inaugural match, offering a dogged resistance against Leicestershire’s formidable bowling attack. With an air of maturity beyond his years, Gabe-Jones defended his stumps with tenacity, contributing an unbeaten 6 runs and aiding his team in securing a draw. His ground fielding skills were also exceptional, earning him praise from both teammates and opponents.

Surprisingly, Gabe-Jones’ first-class debut was also his last. Although he continued playing in club cricket and for Glamorgan’s 2nd XI, the county selectors never extended another opportunity for him at the Championship level. Undeterred by this setback, Gabe-Jones remained passionate about sports and went on to lead the Blundell’s 1st XI. Subsequently, he pursued higher education at Cambridge University while concurrently engaging in business ventures in Cardiff.

In addition to cricket, Gabe-Jones also displayed his prowess in rugby, representing Cardiff R.F.C. on the field. His athletic achievements throughout his career garnered admiration and respect from fans and fellow athletes alike.

Through the years, Gabe-Jones showcased the unwavering spirit and dedication that set him apart as a remarkable talent in the world of sports. Though his first-class appearances may have been limited, his impact on the sport and his contribution to Glamorgan’s rich cricketing history cannot be overlooked. Arthur Royston Gabe-Jones exemplifies the potential of young budding cricketers and stands as an inspiration for generations to come.

Royston Gabe-Jones Career Stats

Royston Gabe-Jones Batting Stats

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Royston Gabe-Jones Bowling Stats

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