Glamorgan County Cricket Club have concluded their search for a new Head Coach with the appointment of Robert Croft.
Croft, 45, has signed a rolling contract at The SSE SWALEC after emerging as the preferred candidate following a recruitment process led by Chief Executive Hugh Morris.
Robert was the outstanding candidate in the recruitment process and his record of achievement as a Glamorgan player and an international cricketer further enhanced the impression that he made when he laid out his coaching vision.
His long association with the Club, his knowledge of the squad and his vision for the future were the most significant elements of his interview and we are very pleased that he has accepted this opportunity.
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Former Glamorgan player Robert Croft will join England's coaching staff for the forthcoming one-day international series against South Africa.
Croft played 50 ODIs and 21 Tests between 1996 and 2001 and will work with the squad as a spin bowling consultant on a 12-day secondment at the start of the series.
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Glamorgan were indebted to a brilliant unbeaten 94 from Chris Cooke as they chased down a target of 318 to beat Kent by three wickets in a thrilling Royal London One-Day Cup match in Cardiff.
Cooke struck eight fours and four sixes in his 54-ball innings as Glamorgan, who required 103 runs off the last eight overs, secured victory with two balls to spare.
Cooke did have a life, though, caught on 52 after sending a Ivan Thomas delivery high into the sky, only to earn a reprieve with the Kent seamer having overstepped.
Glamorgan failed to qualify for the quarter finals of the T20 blast after losing to Gloucestershire in a reduced 5 over match at the SWALEC Stadium.
The home side reached 41-1 off their allocation, opener Colin Ingram hitting a quickfire 18 off 8 balls.
But the visitors reached the target with seven balls to spare, opener Chris Dent hitting two sixes off Michael Hogan's penultimate over to see his side safely into the last 8.
Glamorgan now turn their attention to the Royal London One Day Cup - they take on Nottinghamshire Outlaws in the 50 over competition tomorrow.
England captain Alastair Cook thanked the crowd in Cardiff for their loyal support and praised Joe Root for his performance.
He said he was very happy with the way his side played as they enjoyed a 169 run victory over Australia in the first Ashes Test to take a 1-0 lead in the series.
Chasing 412 to win, Australia lost four wickets for nine runs in 35 balls and were bowled out for 242 in Cardiff.
"It was a brilliant performance and just while we mention the crowd, over the four days they have been absolutely fantastic and the support the have shown the whole team - coming to the ground and singing when it was getting a little flat - and I think English cricket this summer really appreciates the support we've got."
Man of the match Joe Root, who celebrated his seventh Test century during the match, was pleased with the result in the Ashes opener and was delighted to contribute with his 134 first-innings total, also claiming two wickets and two catches over the four days.
"It was nice to pick up a couple of wickets. I'm just really thrilled to be a part of this win. The guys have played well all week and as a team I thought we performed exceptionally well. First up in an Ashes series you want to make sure you put a marker down and we really wanted to get off to a good start and it's good to get that win ahead of the rest of the series and hopefully we can now back that up at Lord's."
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Jacques Rudolph has been appointed Glamorgan captain for the 2015 season replacing Mark Wallace. The South African scored almost 2,000 runs in the first XI this year winning the club's List A player of the year award and broke the Glamorgan List A record with an unbeaten 169 against the Sussex Sharks.
He leads from the front and has shown throughout his career, and in his first season at Glamorgan, that he is a true professional and role model for younger players.
Mark Wallace has done a fine job as Club Captain during the course of the past three years, demonstrating tremendous dedication and commitment to the role and he will continue to be a valued and experienced voice in the dressing room and on the field within a leadership capacity.