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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."


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."