Glamorgan have signed top order batsman Charlie Hemphrey on a two year deal as they look to strengthen their batting line-up for the 2019 season.
29 year old Hemphrey started his career in the UK before moving to Australia where he became a regular in the Queensland Bulls Sheffield Shield squad.
His progression went against the usual norms after failing to make an impact at a County level in the UK as a youngster with only 2nd XI appearances to his name.
However his decision to move to Australia proved inspired for his career as he progressed through the Grade system and into the Bulls squad where he averages 33 in First Class cricket, including four centuries.
He arrives at a club in the midst of major change behind the scenes since last seasons disappointments in all formats. The departure of Head Coach Robert Croft ushered in a new management structure at the County with former wicket keeper Mark Wallace appointed as Director of Cricket in December.
Former coach and player Matthew Maynard has since taken temporary charge of coaching duties on a interim basis while the search for full-time role is found.
So the signing of extra firepower to the top order is a necessary progression after a summer of disappointment.