Sun. Dec 4th, 2022

Matthew Maynard will proceed to educate Glamorgan’s Championship facet

Glamorgan are to nominate a coach to run their T20 Blast and One-Day Cup sides, with present head coach Matthew Maynard signing a brand new two-year Championship-only deal.

They’ve twice come near promotion within the longer format in Maynard’s present four-year spell in cost.

However the county has solely ever certified twice for T20 Finals Day, most lately in 2017.

Assistant coach David Harrison was accountable for the One-Day Cup win in 2021.

They narrowly failed to achieve the knockout levels of the 50-overs format in August, however Harrison might be in rivalry for the newly-created function.

Former membership captain Maynard, 56, had a primary teaching spell at Sophia Gardens between 2008 and 2010.

He has additionally been an England assistant in addition to durations in cost at Somerset, Nashua Titans in South Africa and St Lucia Zouks within the West Indies.

“There’s lots of discuss how a lot cricket we play, and that hyperlinks into the coaches as properly, so one of the best ways of preserving our coaches contemporary is to separate the 2 roles,” Glamorgan director of cricket Mark Wallace advised BBC Sport Wales.

“We’re delighted that Matthew Maynard goes to remain on together with his experience within the red-ball facet, and we’ll look to convey anyone else in for the white ball.”

Maynard advised the membership web site: “Though I take pleasure in teaching the white-ball sides, I totally respect the choice made by the membership to separate the top coach duties and as at all times will do my greatest for Glamorgan Cricket.

“Taking cost of simply the red-ball crew will permit me to pay attention my efforts, and hopefully we are able to go one higher subsequent yr and safe promotion to Division One.”

‘Pipped to promotion’

Wallace hopes it will likely be a case of getting additional experience on the membership moderately than two coaches with conflicting calls for on the gamers.

“I believe Matt’s constructive about it, it is a possibility for him to maintain creating the facet which got here third (in Championship Division Two), we have been pipped to promotion,” mentioned Wallace.

“Getting up is a precedence for the membership and Matt will be capable of focus his consideration on that, whereas the 2 coaches will be capable of bounce off one another.”

Functions for the brand new function are being invited, with the membership hoping to make the appointment in December.

The extent of the time dedication within the season is but to be decided, relying on whether or not the profitable candidate has different roles.

Former England wicket-keeper James Foster labored with Maynard on the 2019 T20 marketing campaign, whereas ex-Glamorgan captain David Hemp might be out there after ending a contract with Pakistan ladies.

Glamorgan are more likely to function with a smaller first-team squad in 2023, with prime wicket-taker Michael Hogan ending his 10-year spell on the membership, whereas Lukas Carey, Ruaidhri Smith, Tom Cullen, Joe Cooke, James Weighell and rookie Tegid Phillips have been launched.

All-rounder Zain ul Hassan, aged 22 and beforehand with Worcestershire, has signed a rookie deal together with academy merchandise Ben Kellaway and Ben Morris.

However no senior signings have but been introduced.

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