Club News

26 April 1997

What a start to the season!! The rain may have forced the match with Warwickshire to end in a draw, but before the heavens opened there were records galore in Glamorgan`s first Championship innings of the summer - a career best 233 for Hugh Morris and the county`s highest ever total against Warwickshire as Matthew Maynard declared on 551-3, and in so doing, became the first ever Glamorgan captain to take his side back onto the field with a lead of 400 ! Had it not been for Hugh ducking into a short ball from Allan Donald, perhaps another Glamorgan milestone would have been created with the gritty left-hander passing Emrys Davies` county best of 287. Steve James was another Glamorgan batsman in the wars, picking up a groin injury as he collided with Ashley Giles during his innings on the first day. The good news is that both Glamorgan batsmen are hoping to be fit for the opening Sunday League match of the season against Warwickshire and the round of Benson and Hedges Cup matches which begin on Monday against Essex at Chelmsford.

Further good news in the past fortnight has come from the University of Wales Institute in Cardiff. U.W.I.C. have announced that two Glamorgan cricketers, Dean Cosker and Steven Tomlinson, will benefit from a new scholarship scheme set up in conjunction with the county club. Cosker, who has already an impressive record with England Under-19`s, and Tomlinson, a promising allrounder from The Oratory School in Reading, will both start at U.W.I.C. during the autumn, and the club hope that they will be the first of many to benefit from the close links which have been developed with the Institute.

And finally, Waqar Younis will shortly be arriving in Wales, giving Glamorgan`s medical team a chance to assess his recovery from a toe injury, and plan when he will be making his debut for the Welsh county. Keep an eye on these pages for further news about Waqar, and when he is likely to make his debut.