One of Dafen's most well-known cricket personalities, Euros Lewis, has died at the age of 72.
Euros played for Glamorgan County between 1961 and 1966, during which time he appeared in 95 first-class matches. His developing skills were recognized by the MCC, in 1963, who selected Lewis in their side to play the West Indians at Lord’s, whilst later in the year, Euros returned career-best figures of 8/89 against Kent at Swansea and was presented with his Glamorgan cap. Euros was also a member of the Glamorgan side which defeated the 1964 Australians at Swansea.
In 1966 Euros left Glamorgan to join Sussex for whom he played until 1969 before returning to South Wales and continuing to enjoy success in club cricket with Dafen Welfare CC.
Hugh Morris, Glamorgan’s CEO and Director of Cricket paid tribute, “We are all saddened to hear of the passing of Euros Lewis. He held a very special place in the club’s history by being a member of the Glamorgan side which fifty years ago this summer defeated the Australians at Swansea."
Former Llanelli Star sports editor Barrie Thomas said: "We tend to forget that the area has produced outstanding cricketers such as Euros Lewis. He was a cricket star who could have achieved much more. Instead local cricket was lucky to benefit from his talent at the end of his highly successful career.
"At a time when rugby and football took a rest during the summer, it was a pleasure to go and watch Dafen cricket play just to see Euros bamboozling batsmen with his off breaks and captain Howard Morgan bowling spin the other end.
"Euros will be much missed but never forgotten."
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