Club News

25 February 1997

Glamorgan have arranged two pre-season friendlies against Wales Minor Counties. The matches will be at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff on Saturday, April 19th and Sunday, April 20th, with both games being 50 overs contests, starting at 11.00am. April 19th is also the Glamorgan Short Legs Open Day, when junior members will get a chance to meet the players, and see behind the scenes at the club.

Bob Cottam, the former Somerset coach and Warwickshire team manager, will be assisting Glamorgan during the 1997 season. Cottam will also act as a part-time bowling consultant with Warwickshire.

A report in the latest issue of "The Cricketer" magazine has hinted that Roland Lefebvre could make a return to international cricket by appearing for Holland in the sixth I.C.C.Trophy, taking place in March in Malaysia. Lefebvre emigrated to South Africa midway through the last English summer after retiring from county cricket at the start of the season through injury. Roland has recently been coaching Argentina who will also be taking part in the I.C.C. competition.

"Waqar-fever" has already broken out in South Wales even before the Pakistani pace ace has made his Glamorgan debut, with a tandoori restaurant in Cardiff being named after the club's overseas player for 1997. The "Waqar Balti Tandoori" is owned by Arif and Jahangir Khan , and they have agreed to let Waqar eat free of charge in their restaurant.