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Alan Hamer resigns from Glamorgan Cricket Club

Glamorgan Cricket's chief executive Alan Hamer has announced his resignation from the club after seven years.

Hugh Morris, of England Cricket, will return to Glamorgan as chief executive and director of cricket.

Alan Hamer said: “This has been a difficult decision following seven happy years at the club.

"I am, however, convinced that this is the right time for me to build on my successes at the club and to take on a new challenge."

Glamorgan Cricket Chairman Barry O’Brien said: "I am very grateful to Alan and respect his decision to seek a new challenge.

"I am also pleased that Alan has accepted the Committee’s invitation to become an honorary life member in recognition of his contribution to the club."

Coach Matthew Mott to leave Glamorgan Cricket

Matthew Mott has made the decision to return to Australia Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Glamorgan Cricket coach Matthew Mott will leave the club when his contract expires, it has been announced today.

The club said Mott informed Chief Executive Alan Hamer of his decision to return to Australia earlier this month.

He will remain in charge of the 1st X1 until the end of this season.

Alan Hamer said: "I would personally like to thank Matthew for his contribution to the club over the past three years. I've enjoyed working with him and I wish him and his family the very best for the future.

"As soon as the current season has ended, we will commence the process of identifying a new 1st X1 coach.

"Our immediate focus is on winning our final two YB40 group matches and to finish as high as possible in the LV County Championship."

Glamorgan T20 campaign ended by Gloucestershire

Glamorgan have missed out on a place in the T20 quarter finals for the fifth year running after a nine wicket loss in their final Midlands, Wales and West group match against Gloucestershire at the Swalec Stadium.

A win from either of the last two games could have seen Glamorgan through to the knockout stages of the competition for the first time since 2008.

After losing the toss Glamorgan and being put into bat Glamorgan coach Mathew Mott chose to shake-up his batting lineup and open with overseas player Marcus North (20) in place of wicket keeper Mark Wallace.

Together with Jim Allenby (85*) the pair put on 55 in the first 8 overs, before North departed, bowled by Benny Howell.

From there only Allenby was able to make a meaningful impression as Murray Goodwin (11) was the only other batsman to make double figures as Glamorgan posted 141-5 from their 20 overs.

In reply Gloucestershire's opening pairing of Michael Kilnger (86*) and Chris Dent (25) took the visitors to 66 for the opening wicket before Australian Dan Christian (25) came to the fray to finish off the pursuit with Klinger.

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Glamorgan sign Kiwi Nathan McCullum for T20

Nathan McCullum has enjoyed playing in Cardiff in the ICC Champions Trophy. Credit: PA

Glamorgan have announced that New Zealand all-rounder Nathan McCullum will play for them in the county Twenty20 competition this summer.

The 32-year-old is an experienced international, and is playing at the Swalec Stadium today against England in the ICC Champions Trophy.

His younger brother Brendon had a spell with Glamorgan in 2006, scoring the club's fastest-ever 50 in T20 cricket from just 18 balls.

"I'm looking forward to joining up with the Glamorgan squad", Nathan said. "I've spent a bit of time in Cardiff over the past few weeks and have enjoyed playing at the SWALEC Stadium."

Matthew Mott, Glamorgan's Head of Elite Performance, said: "We are delighted to have secured Nathan's services. He is an experienced T20 cricketer and we believe he will be a valuable addition to our squad."

Glamorgan begin the Friends Life t20 away against Worcestershire on 28 June.

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