Wed. Nov 30th, 2022

Harry Podmore has greatest bowling figures of 6 for 36 in top quality cricket together with a prime rating of 66 not out

Glamorgan have signed seam bowler Harry Podmore from Kent on a two-year contract after shedding Michael Hogan and releasing 4 different bowlers.

Podmore, 28, performed 4 Championship video games for Glamorgan in two temporary mortgage spells from Middlesex in 2016 and 2017.

He has a formidable first-class bowling common of 26.7, taking 167 wickets in 53 video games.

In the meantime Hogan, 41, is being linked with a shock return to county cricket with Kent.

Reviews recommend he has rethought plans to retire from the skilled recreation after ending a 10-year spell with Glamorgan.

London-born Podmore missed a lot of 2022 with patella tendonitis, however recovered to be a part of Kent’s One Day Cup win and play within the ultimate two Championship video games earlier than selecting to maneuver on.

“It is an thrilling time, after talking with (director of cricket) Mark Wallace there’s an excellent really feel around the membership and the chance was too good to show down,” Podmore advised BBC Sport Wales.

The London-born bowler spent the primary 4 seasons of his profession with Middlesex, although he made his first-class debut for Glamorgan towards Kent in 2016 within the first of his loans at Sophia Gardens.

He claimed 52 Championship wickets in 2019 and took 19 in simply three video games within the temporary 2020 season earlier than accidents hindered his progress – although he nonetheless has medals for all three codecs of the county recreation after Kent’s One Day Cup win.

“Having had no accidents in any respect, within the final couple of years they’ve come like London buses, all collectively, however my knee drawback is not sore any extra and I am trying ahead to getting some good gymnasium work performed this winter,” he mentioned.

“My hopes are to win trophies, however to settle in properly right here and to contribute in direction of some Glamorgan success. I’ve bought one other level to show, this can be a recent begin for me.

“I’ve nothing however reward for everyone at Kent and I’ll all the time be grateful.”

Podmore is more likely to play a serious position in Glamorgan’s four-day crew, with the choice to not retain Lukas Carey, Ruaidhri Smith, James Weighell and Joe Cooke on prime of Hogan’s departure.

“Being busy, being a work-horse is one thing I love to do. I am not going to place that a lot stress on myself (as a alternative for Michael Hogan), he is an distinctive bowler and once I got here on mortgage right here he was prime drawer, so I will be satisfied if I can do half of what he is performed right here.”

Podmore has loads of acquainted faces to assist him really feel at house in Cardiff.

“It is a implausible stadium, fairly inspiring, and I’ve recognized (coach) Matt Maynard for some time since I used to be within the Tom Maynard Academy (supporting younger gamers),” he mentioned.

“There’s quite a bit within the crew like David Lloyd that have been right here 5 years in the past and I do know James Harris from Middlesex, he is a implausible affect.”

After the addition of Worcestershire product Zain ul Hassan, no additional signings are on the horizon as Glamorgan function with a smaller first-team squad in 2023.

Amongst their taking part in employees, Timm van der Gugten has been a part of the Netherlands World Cup squad, although he missed out on taking part in within the Tremendous 12 stage, Marnus Labuschagne and Michael Neser are at the moment again with Queensland, whereas Eddie Byrom and Kiran Carlson have been taking part in for Rhinos within the Zimbabwean 50-overs competitors.

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