An amateur right-handed middle-order batsman and a right-arm off-break bowler, Rowdon was picked for the Somerset match against Essex at Colchester. He made 9 and 2 as Somerset were beaten by an innings, the match finishing soon after lunch on the second day. He did not bowl in the match.
Rowdon was recorded at his birth and in the Wisden report of his single first-class appearance as "Rowden", but according to a website covering the Rowden family, "George Henry Rowdon" was born in Midsomer Norton in 1914, died in 1987, and this has subsequently been adopted as the more correct version of his name by the major cricket website (see External Link below).
- "Essex v Somerset". www.cricketarchive.com. 1936-06-08. Retrieved 2008-11-10.
- "Descendant Pedigree for Thomas Rowdon, Bow, Devon 1695-1765". www.rowdensurname.org. Retrieved 2008-11-11.