Whitland Cricket Club - Rugby X1

Another Whitland Cricket Club ‘Select XI’ with a difference – who have all been outstanding rugby players!!

Trefor Evans has always been an innovative character, both as a head teacher and in his role these days as an excellent cricket umpire and administrator – and so when I asked him to pick his best Whitland Cricket XI over the past two decades he also came up with another team with a difference.

It comprises players who have been useful cricketers but have also been outstanding rugby players, including two British Lions, an Olympic silver medal winner and lots more!
Whitland CC Rugby XI

“Not a bad cricket side but more than useful at rugby” says Trefor with typical understatement – and he’s not far wrong either!

Can any other club in our county boast of so many international sportsmen in the past twenty years? We doubt it but would love to hear from you if you do!

1 Mike Phillips - British Lions and Wales scrum half Wales
2 Jonathan Davies - British Lions and  Wales centre
3 James Davies - GB Olympic 7’s, Wales flanker
4 Aled Davies - Wales scrum half
5 Aled Thomas - Wales 7’s World Champion Winner, Scarlets – outside half
6 Dan Newton - Wales Under 20’s. Scarlets outside half/centre
7 Michael Holding - Welsh Schools winger
8 Rhidian Harries - Welsh Schools outside half
9 Leighton O’Conner - Wales B, Maesteg scrum half
10 Dafydd Lewis - Welsh Schools, Cambridge University Blue – outside half
11 Rawhiti ‘Raff’Williams - New Zealand Under 16, Auckland Blues Under 19 second row

Dan Newton on burstLeighton O ConnorMike Phillips

Rhydian Harries

Jonathan Davies
Raff WilliamsJames Davies