BBC UK – Former Glamorgan bowler Don Shepherd has died overnight at the age of 90.

  • Shepherd remains the leading wicket-taker in Glamorgan’s history, having claimed 2,174 victims in a 22-year career with the Welsh county.
  • He made his Glamorgan debut in 1950, and by the time he retired in 1972 Shepherd was among the most respected bowlers in the first-class game.
  • Shepherd started his career as a medium pace bowler, but switched to spin in the mid-1950s to immediate effect – taking a match total of 10-85 against Warwickshire in the last game of the 1955 season.
  • That he did not play for England was a measure of the quality of his contemporaries – particularly Fred Titmus, Derek Underwood and Ray Illingworth.
  • Shortly before his death as he celebrated turning 90, Shepherd shared the memories of his career with BBC Wales Sport.

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