Jim Pleass, Welsh cricketer, Died at 92


James Edward “Jim” Pleass was born on May 21, 1923, in Cardiff and died on February 16, 2016.

He was a Welsh cricketer.

He was a right-handed batsman.

James made his first-class debut for Glamorgan in 1947, County Championship against Derbyshire.

He played first-class cricket for Glamorgan for nearly a decade, making 171 first-class appearances, with his final appearance coming against Warwickshire in the 1956 County Championship.

An aggressive middle-order batsman, Pleass scored a total of 4,293 runs at an average of 19.33.

He made eleven half-centuries, while his sole century, a score of 102 not out, came against Yorkshire in 1955, securing Glamorgan their first victory against Yorkshire in Yorkshire.

His most successful season came in 1950, when he made 28 first-class appearances, scoring in the process 740 runs at an average of 24.66.

He was a good cover fielder, Pleass took 77 catches in the field.

After his retirement from first-class cricket in 1956, he went into business in Cardiff.

He also served on the Glamorgan committee and served as the secretary of the Glamorgan Former Players Association.

James Edward was the last surviving member of the Glamorgan side that won the 1948 County Championship

Jim Pleass passed at 92 yrs old.