It is with great sadness that we learn today of the recent passing of former MCC player, Junior coach, Committee member and good friend, Byron John.

Although he may not have been known personally to many of today’s generation at our Club, it is nevertheless so deserving that we pay our sincere respects to one of our foremost sons.

One of the real characters of the Club, Byron played for MCC during the seventies and eighties as an attacking left-hand bat, occasional off-spinner and fine slip fielder.

Perhaps in terms of the evolution of the Club, however, Byron’s most telling contribution to the cause was surely as one of our initial qualified coaches.

Along with legendary Glamorgan all-rounder & then MCC player Jim Pressdee, he coached our first Junior side to win SWJCL honours. Lee Thomas, one of the Club’s finest cricketers and brother of present Secretary Jaimie, was in that side.

In keeping with many within Club ranks down the ages, Byron was also an active member of Langland Bay Golf Club for several seasons. When he eventually moved to Shropshire, he continued his golf of course, including becoming Senior Captain of his club.

Byron’s two lads, Andrew and Rhodri, also played for MCC for a number of seasons Indeed, Rhodri played Wales age group cricket too, under his father’s watchful eye from the boundary edge!

Whilst extending our deepest sympathies to Andrew, Rhodri and each of the John family, we thank Byron very much, both for his unique company and for his major contribution to Mumbles Cricket Club at such an important time in its history.

RIP Byron


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