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Alf Sherwood, Northview Terrace, Aberaman - Rugby

The one street that makes up the close-nit community of Northview Terrace, Aberaman, over-looking, from the mountain's side, the site of the old colliery and just across the way Abercwmboi R.F.C.'s field, Formerly Aberaman A.F.C's ground and it was the latter's presence that inspired the street's greatest son, namely Alf Sherwood.

He won caps at soccer and cricket when still a schoolboy and soon his natural talent caught the eyes of Cardiff City and it was, indeed their lucky day because he matured into the finest left-back of his era.

The superb youngster joined City in 1940, and soon settled down learning his craft. He played 110 war time appearances for the bluebirds and went on to playa further 353 league matches between 1946 and 1956.

He gained International honours in 1947 against England and played 41 times for Wales, including 33 successive appearances. He joined Newport County in 1956 and turned out in 205 league appearances. After a brief spell as manager of Barry Town he retired in 1961.