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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."



Australian cricketer not joining Glamorgan

The 36 year-old left-arm seamer has a stress fracture in his back and has been forced to withdraw. Credit: PA

Glamorgan Cricket Club say that due to an injury, Australian Dirk Nannes will no longer be joining the county for their 2013 t20 campaign.

The 36 year-old left-arm seamer has a stress fracture in his back and has been forced to withdraw says the club.

Nannes sustained the injury whilst competing in the Indian Premier League with Chennai Super Kings.

Glamorgan Cricket’s Head of Elite Performance Matthew Mott said they were disappointed to hear that Nannes will not be able to join this season.

Mott added that Nannes was a quality bowler and would have been a valuable addition to the squad.

"We are now considering different replacement options and have already spoken to a number of players, he said.

Draw game for Glamorgan

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.

Mott: 'Changes will help Glamorgan to a better start'

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."

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