February 20, 1946
Cyril Sidlow, Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Welsh international goalkeeper, was born in Colwyn Bay, and kept goal for his school there. When he finished school he joined Colwyn Bay, who at that time were members of the Birmingham and District League.
While playing with Colwyn Bay he got a junior international cap when he was only 16 years old. Later, he assisted Llandudno, and received two amateur international caps.
Cyril might have been an Aston Villa player, for when he was 20 years old he visited Villa Park with a view of signing as an amateur. But he had other ideas, and a few days later be became a professional for the Wolves, one of whose directors had seen him keep goal for Wales in an amateur international against Scotland at Bangor. That was in 1937.
Alex Scott was Wolves’ first choice for goal at that time and his consistent play kept Cyril in reserve side. But the late Mr. Ted Robbins had his eye on him, and Cyril played for his country in the first season after the war against England at Wrexham. He has now 14 Welsh caps.
At present he is serving with the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment and is stationed at Durham. He hopes to be demobilised next August.
(Source: Birmingham Daily Gazette: February 20, 1946)