Full name Wilfred Wooller
Born November 20, 1912, Rhos-on-Sea
Died March 10, 1997, Llandough (aged 84 years 110 days)
Major teams British Army, Wales
|Test debut||England v Wales at Twickenham, Jan 21, 1933 match details|
|Last Test||Ireland v Wales at Belfast, Mar 11, 1939 match details|
|Test Statsguru||Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list|
Regarded as one of Wales' greatest all-round sportsmen, Wooller represented Wales at rugby, Cardiff at football and Glamorgan at cricket before embarking on a notable career as a cricket administrator and journalist.
He made his international bow against England as a 20-year-old and helped Wales end a nine-game losing streak at Twickenham. A Cambridge blue in 1935 and 1936, he also featured in Wales' famous victory over the All Blacks in 1935. He went on to win a total of 18 Test caps and also represented Cardiff RFC at club level.
Wooller survived incarceration by the Japanese in the Changi prisoner of war camp in Singapore during the Second World War and on his return home he resumed his cricket career having also excelled with the bat and the ball at Cambridge. Appointed captain of Glamorgan CCC in 1947, he led the side to the County Championship in 1948 and was only denied international honours with England due to business commitments. He went on to serve as secretary and president of the club as well as a Test selector for England.
He later worked as a journalist with the Sunday Telegraph and as a broadcaster with the BBC.