Roscoe Howells - a tribute

  • 21 January 2014 08:30 AM
  • Cricket News

Roscoe Howells, a former President of the St. Helen's Balconiers and a lifelong supporter of Glamorgan Cricket died in Tenby on January 13th, 2014.

Glamorgan Cricket was saddened to hear of the death of Roscoe Howells last week at a nursing home in Tenby. Born in Saundersfoot in 1919, Roscoe was a Pembrokeshire man through and through. He wrote many books and novels about his beloved county, besides holding a deep interest in agriculture and rural life, with Roscoe spending the bulk of his working life in the countryside around Saundersfoot, Tenby and Amroth.

For many years after the Second World War, Glamorgan CCC undertook a number of end-of-season tours to Pembrokeshire and, together with his wife, Roscoe extended generous hospitality to a host of the county's players from his home at Amroth. His passion for cricket and West Wales in general, plus his out-going and gregarious character made Roscoe an ideal person to succeed Founder Member Danny Lewis as President of the Balconiers following the organisations foundation in 1972.

Roscoe duly served as the President of the Balconiers for many years during which time a host of Glamorgan players came to enjoy his genial company at the Swansea ground as well as at the Balconiers popular Annual Awards Evening where Roscoe always proved to be a larger-than-life character and a great raconteur.

Despite declining health in the past few years, Roscoe continued to take a deep interest in the affairs of Glamorgan CCC and was still writing books about Pembrokeshire at the age of 92. His wife was at his bedside when he passed away last week, and Glamorgan Cricket extends it sympathy to Roscoe's family and his wide circle of friends.

Roscoe's funeral service will be held on Thursday 23rd January at the Catholic Church in Saundersfoot at 10.45 am, followed by committal at Narberth Crematorium at 12-15 pm

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