Brief profile of Edward Sweet-Escott
by Dr.A.K.Hignell

Player:ER Sweet-Escott

Edward Sweet-Escott was a member of the sporting family of Sweet-Escotts who were the offspring, and cousins, of the Rector of St.Fagan`s.


He was an attractive middle-order batsman who played with much success for both Cardiff and the St.Fagan`s club, and was a regular in Glamorgan`s side in their Minor County games between 1902 and 1920.


He played his first game for the county in 1902 against Monmouthshire at Newport, and in 1909 he struck a fine 129 against Carmarthenshire at Llanelli. Although his best years were well behind him, Sweet-Escott played in one first-class match for Glamorgan in 1921.


He had also served on the Glamorgan committee before the Great War, and in his youth had been a fine hockey player with Cardiff, winning two Welsh caps in 1912.


(December 2003)

(Article: Copyright © 2003 Dr.A.K.Hignell)


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