Club News

2 March 1999

Robert Croft has been included in England`s squad for the forthcoming World Cup. The 28 year old is the only specialist slow bowler in the party, with Worcestershire`s Graeme Hick being the other occasional spinner in the fifteen man squad.

It will be the first time that a current Glamorgan player will have represented England in the World Cup tournament, first held in 1975. The off-spinner has already played in 40 limited over internationals, and this tally will have increased even further by the time the World Cup starts in May as the whole England squad will be taking part in the Champions Trophy in Sharjah from April 8th until April 16th. This triangular tournament also involves India and Pakistan.

Glamorgan have finalised the arrangements for their pre-season tour of South Africa from March 13th until April 1st. During this period, the squad of first-team players will be based in Cape Town, and will play a minimum of five games, including a day night fixture against Lancashire who are also warming up for the new season in South Africa.

The matches are as follows:

March 17th - 19th v Western Province Academy at Uitsig
March 21st v Boland Province at Boland Park
March 22nd - 24th v Cape Town University at U.C.T.Oval
March 26th v Lancashire at Newlands
March 29th - 31st v Western Province Select XI at Belville

Glamorgan might be invited to take part in a Quadrangular Tournament at Newlands from March 28th to 30th. So far, Western Province, Boland and Lancashire are taking part in series of one day games, and Glamorgan will play if Holland withdraw from the tournament. If this happens, the limited overs games will replace the match against the Western Province Select XI.