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Head groundsman leaves Glamorgan Cricket Club

Glamorgan County Cricket Club says Keith Exton has left his role as head groundsman with immediate effect.

Groundsman Keith Exton was at Glamorgan for six years. Credit: glamorgancricket.com

The Welsh side were fined £9,000, of which £5,000 was suspended, after their Royal London One-Day Cup match against Hampshire was abandoned for "unfit" conditions last month.

The Club would to thank Keith for his role in establishing The SSE SWALEC as a firm fixture in the international cricket calendar and particularly for his preparation of 2 Ashes Test pitches during his 6 year tenure in Cardiff.

– Glamorgan Cricket Club

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Glamorgan accept fine after unsafe pitch calls off match

Glamorgan County Cricket Club have accepted a fine and points deduction after their match with Hampshire was called off due to an unsafe pitch.

Glamorgan are now in 8th position in the Group B table.

Players were taken off by the umpires at the Swalec Stadium when the ball started bouncing unusually, hitting batsmen on their helmets.

Glamorgan have been given a nine thousand pound fine, five of which is suspended, and will be deducted three points.

"Our internal investigation is ongoing and we are committed to taking whatever action is necessary to ensure that we produce the best possible pitches for the rest of this season and beyond. We will provide a further update when we are in a position to draw firm conclusions.”

– Hugh Morris, Chief Executive, Glamorgan County Cricket Club

The ECB has confirmed that they will use the receipt of the fine to compensate Hampshire supporters who travelled to the match.

Glamorgan are now in 8th position in the Group B table on 2 points.

Glamorgan miss out on T20 qualification

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.

Colin Ingram hit 18 for Glamorgan Credit: PA photo

Rudolph appointed Glamorgan captain for 2015

Jacques Rudolph has been named captain for Glamorgan for next season. Credit: Scott Heavey/EMPICS Sport

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.

– Hugh Morris, Glamorgan chief executive

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Glamorgan sign West Indies all-rounder Sammy

Glamorgan have signed West Indian all-rounder Darren Sammy for the T20 season. He will join Glamorgan until the domestic twenty overs competition starts in the Caribbean.

Glamorgan chief executive and director of cricket, Hugh Morris said: "Darren's skills with bat and ball have delighted crowds all around the world in Twenty20 competitions in recent years so we're delighted to welcome him to Glamorgan."

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."

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