"Fenwick had been awake and alert...."
-- Finbar Quigley to the Daily Prophet (DP2)
Mervyn Fenwick played Keeper for the Tutshill Tornados Quidditch team during the 1990s (DP2).
He was affected by a bout of sleeping sickness during a match against the Ballycastle Bats, possibly caused by Bats’ captain Finbar Quigley hitting him with a Bludger (DP2).
Mervyn (Merfyn) is a Welsh boy's name of uncertain meaning, which can also be used as a surname (Behind the Name). Merfyn Frych was King of Gwynedd during the Ninth Century (Wikipedia).
Fenwick is a surname from the English-Scottish borders area and derives from fen "marshland, water meadow" and pre 7th Century English wic "dwelling place, dairy farm, landing place (Internet Surname Database).
Lexicon list of Keepers
Although the date printed on the second Daily Prophet Newsletter (DP2) is 8 February 1999, the timeframe for this event is 1992-1993.
From the Web
Writing by J K Rowling on Pottermore: The Daily Prophet
- The British and Irish Quidditch League
- British and Irish Quidditch teams to support
- Quidditch collection
Harry Potter Wiki: Mervyn Fenwick
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