Between 1944 and 1956, Stan Montgomery played professional football as a centre-half for Hull, Southend United, Cardiff City and Newport County. During this time he was also on the staff of Essex and Glamorgan, for whom he made 29 appearances between 1949 and 1953.
Montgomery never made the first team in his time at Essex, and the right-handed batsman made his first-class debut in Glamorgan`s match against Derbyshire at the Arms Park in 1949. Later in the season, he shared in what is still a club record fifth wicket partnership, adding 264 with Maurice Robinson against Hampshire at Bournemouth, with Montgomery scoring his maiden Championship hundred.
After retiring from League football, Montgomery had a short spell with Llanelli, before becoming a coach at Norwich, Cardiff City and Cardiff University, and then from 1969 coaching at Bradfield School.
(Article: Copyright © 2003 Dr.A.K.Hignell)
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