Club News

28 October 1999

Matthew Maynard will lead Glamorgan into the next millenium, by continuing as Glamorgan captain in 2000. He has been the Glamorgan skipper since 1996 and is the joint longest-serving captain on the county circuit.

Glamorgan have been delighted by the response after contacting various coaches following Hansie Cronje decicision not to join his compatriot Jacques Kallis at Glamorgan.

Club secretary Mike Fatkin said, "We have spoken to a few people since the Cronje situation fell through and we have been encouraged by the response. It certainly hasn't come across that people are less interested in the position because we went for someone else. I think people realise we are trying to be ambitious - and they applaud that. It was frustrating that Hansie couldn't join us because we felt he was perfect for the job, but we've got to get on with it and ensure that we make the right appointment."

All being well the club will be in a position to name their new coach by Christmas. Mike Fatkin said, "The one saving grace about the last few weeks has been that Hansie came to a decision so soon. It would have been a lot worse if the decision had been made in March. That would have us given very little time to find a coach before the start of next season. But it's only October and we have got four or five months to find the right person. I would hope we would have someone in before Christmas but we'll take as much time as possible to get the right man."