Now up to 6 feet, 1 inch, Dahl made the LHS freshman team and was the eighth man.
In a late season game on Barringtons floor, Dahl set the North Suburban Conference single game scoring record that sealed up the scoring title.
After the game he spoke to Dahl and offered him a scholarship, which Dahl accepted on the spot.
Though no one could claim that he had hawser grease and coal dust in his veins (the closest he got was playing as a child on the floor of his father's offices in Bute Street), Roald Dahl is the product of the South Wales industrial boom.
Dahl would spend the rest of his life seeking to recapture this time and place.
Snooker And Dahl's children, Tessa, Theo, Ophelia and Lucy, viewed him as a second dad.
Following Friday's release of Steven Spielberg's adaptation of BFG, which stars Mark Rylance, Wally's daughter Anthea Saunders, 68, describes the close bond her father shared with the Dahl family.
Orlo Dahl worked in real estate and retired from Automotive Paints & Industrial in 1989.
Orlo Dahl is a member of the Kiwanis Club, and he has served on the board of the Central Oregon Council on Aging and the Redmond Community Concert Association.
Felicity Dahl was in Cardiff yesterday and told The Western Mail that she worries about the catwalk model, ``just as any grandmother would''.
Mrs Dahl, Sophie's step-grandmother, was born in Cardiff and now lives in the Buckinghamshire home where her husband, Roald Dahl, penned so many of his famous children's books.
However, there is no reason why reading Roald Dahl aloud should be restricted to the primary classroom.
Roald Dahl's talent for exaggeration (particularly in the memoirs) could lend itself to an interesting exploration of the concept of the unreliable narrator.