The Player From 'Ponty' is the biography of Bernard Hedges, the talented sportsman from the valleys of south Wales. Hedges played rugby for Pontypridd and Swansea, represented a Great Britain side at football, and became a widely respected professional cricketer with Glamorgan between 1950 and 1967 who:
· Scored 17, 773 first-class runs - Glamorgan's 7th all-time top run scorer.
· Hit Glamorgan's first one-day century, v Somerset in 1963, in the Gillette Cup.
· Is one of only six Glamorgan players to score 2,000 runs in a season - 2,026 in 1961.
Bernard's journey from his early days in Rhydyfelin – the eldest of eight children raised in a small council house – to the local grammar school, his National Service days, and to his professional career with Glamorgan is lovingly revealed by his son Stephen, who tells the story of a man who epitomised sport's 'unsung hero' by showing great grit and determination to make the most of the sporting talent he had.