Club News

4 January 2000

There has been a lot of speculation in the Welsh press over the New Year weekend that Glamorgan will sign Matthew Elliott, the Australian opening batsman, as their overseas player for the 2000 season. With Jacques Kallis likely to be only available for around six weeks due to touring commitments with South Africa, a number of journalists have suggested that Glamorgan will approach the 28 year old batsman from Victoria, who had a highly successful tour of England in 1997 and has played in 20 Test Matches for Australia.

Speaking in an interview on BBC Radio Wales, Glamorgan captain Matthew Maynard confirmed that the club has approached Elliott, as well as talking to several other players. Maynard added that the club`s cricket committee will be meeting over the next few days, and that a decision about the club`s overseas player for 2000 will be made shortly afterwards.

Watch these pages for further news about Glamorgan`s overseas player for the forthcoming season

Congratulations to Tom Cartwright who became an M.B.E. in the New Year`s Honours List. The former Warwickshire, Somerset and Glamorgan all-rounder was the only cricketer included in the Honours List.