Glamorgan's four-day match against Northamptonshire has ended in a draw, after pouring rain in Cardiff brought the game to an abrupt end. Northants were in control at the Swalec Stadium, so the weather should be welcome news to the home side in their first game of the new cricket season.
Glamorgan coach Matthew Mott says the side had to do 'a lot of soul-searching' ahead of the coming season after a disappointing result last year.
The Welsh county won just three games out of 16 in the County Championship Division Two, despite high hopes for success in all three competitions.
Since then some new faces have joined the squad, including Zimbabwean batsman Murray Goodwin and Australian bowler Michael Hogan, whose experience Mott hopes will help Glamorgan to success.
He told our sports reporter Nick Hartley: "We've done enough training, skill work and fitness work. We're as well prepared as we could hope - the rest is up to the boys on the field."
Former Managing Director Colin Metson has been sacked by Glamorgan County Cricket Club after his new role of Cricket and Community Manager was made redundant.
Metson returned to the fold amid a turbulent re-shuffle of the county's management in 2010 which saw then Cricket Manager Matthew Maynard, Club President Peter Walker and Captain Jamie Dalrymple exit, with all believing their positions had become untenable due to the changes in management structure.
Metson had been moved to a new role in the community development programme, and away from official first team duties at the beginning of the 2012 season.
That role has now been deemed superfluous meaning the former wicketkeeper will be moved on at the end of the week (Friday 11th January).
Glamorgan County Cricket Club will today start trying to recoup losses of one point seven million pounds suffered last year.
It's thanks mainly to the rain affected test match against Sri Lanka in May that cost the club around one point two million pounds alone.