The Balconiers are proud to announce that Alan Jones MBE has accepted the Office of President, we are so lucky to have such a well regarded man to take on the mantle held previously with such distinction by Don Shepherd. Alan has been associated with Glamorgan CCC for 66 years since 1952 when he first attended the Glamorgan nets at Neath.
Between 1955 and 1983 – Alan scored over 34,000 First Class runs, with 1000 runs in 23 successive Seasons from 1961. In 1982 he was honoured by Her Majesty The Queen with an MBE. He will be a dual President as he also continues as President of Glamorgan CCC in 2018 having been elected in 2016.
The invitation to Alan was uniquely appropriate because of his record opening partnership of 330 with Roy Fredericks against Northamptonshire in 1972 which was the catalyst behind the formation of the St. Helen’s Balconiers.
When Alan was approached to become our new President, we were delighted that he accepted without hesitation.