10 Facts About Ernie Carless


Ernie Carless was a right-handed batsman who played primarily as a wicketkeeper.


Ernie Carless bowled right-arm off-breaks though he did not bowl in first-class cricket.


Ernie Carless played football in the Football League for Cardiff City and Plymouth Argyle as an inside forward.


Ernie Carless made his first-class debut for Glamorgan in 1934 against Middlesex, though Tom Brierley kept wicket in this match; he played one further match for the county in that season, against Surrey, when Ernie Carless kept wicket.


In 1947, Ernie Carless joined Devon, where he made his Minor Counties Championship debut for the county against Cornwall.


Ernie Carless began his career at Wolverhampton Wanderers, but did not make a first team appearance, and then returned to Wales to play for Barry Town.


Ernie Carless made his Football League debut in 1932 with Cardiff City and spent several years there without establishing himself in the first team.


Ernie Carless went on to play for Altrincham and return to Barry Town before the Second World War.


Ernie Carless joined Plymouth Argyle in 1946, playing 11 games as a guest in the Football League South and then signing up to make four Second Division appearances when the full league programme returned.


In 1947, soon after his last appearance for Argyle, Ernie Carless accepted an offer to become the club's head groundsman, having gained experience doing the job for Cardiff City before moving to Plymouth.