Player

Wilf Wooller - Centre

Wilf Wooller
Date Of Birth20/11/1912
Place Of BirthRhos-on-Sea
EducationCambridge University, Llandudno County School, Rydal School
ClubsCardiff, Colwyn Bay, London Welsh, Sale Sharks
HonoursWales
InvitationalBarbarians
Wilfred Wooller was acclaimed as one of the greatest all-round sportsman that Wales has ever produced, excelling at Cricket, Rugby Union, Cricket Administrator and Journalist. His first rugby was played at Rydal School and played his first international in 1933, whilst still at Rydal school. He won 18 caps for Wales, being a key member of the 1935 Welsh team that beat the New Zealand tourists. In 1935 and 1936 he was a Cambridge "Blue" playing in the Varsity game against Oxford and he had also played for the Barbarians in the 1933 Mobbs Memorial game against East Midlands. When he joined Cardiff in 1936 at the age of 24 a long career was in prospect. Within three years, war had changed that and the best years of Wooller’s career were lost to the conflict, he had played 71 games for Cardiff.
On the cricket field he captained Glamorgan for 14 years, was Secretary for thirty years and President for six. Over the course of 24 years with Glamorgan he scored 13, 593 runs (average 22.57) and took 958 wickets (average 29.96), he also took 412 catches.
While rugby and cricket were the major achievements he also played soccer for Cardiff City and Barry Town, represented Wales at Squash and played bowls for Cardiff Athletic Club
Wilf Wooller died in Cardiff in 1997 at the age of 85.
The book by Andrew Hignall ‘The Skipper: a biography of Wilf Wooller’ contains further information about Wooller’s life and career.
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
1945-1946 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Merthyr 23 18 0 5 651 393 91
Cardiff 23 18 1 4 696 469 89
Pontypridd 21 16 0 5 730 374 79
Llandovery 24 16 1 7 652 408 79
Newport 25 15 2 8 629 551 77
Ebbw Vale 24 16 1 7 541 423 76
Aberavon 22 14 2 6 485 415 69
Swansea 24 13 0 11 537 451 65
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 22 11 1 10 552 456 64
Carmarthen Quins 24 10 1 13 488 454 56
Bedwas 24 8 1 15 515 667 43
Bridgend Ravens 22 8 0 14 427 517 43
Llanelli 24 6 1 17 450 620 35
Cross Keys 22 5 1 16 452 681 34
Bargoed 23 4 0 19 400 756 22
Neath 23 1 0 22 335 905 3