Following the end of the 2017 season a number of Glamorgan players have now jetted off or are preparing to depart Wales for the winter, with many taking up placements around the world.
Hot on the heels of South African trio Jacques Rudolph, Colin Ingram and Marchant de Lange, last weekend Timm van der Gugten flew out to South Africa for a training camp with Netherlands, as he completes his return to full fitness, ahead of their two World Cricket League Championship games against Kenya. Currently top of the Championship two more victories for Netherlands would see them qualify for the World Cup Qualifier alongside West Indies.
Timm will be joined by Nick Selman at Sydney University team through the Aussie summer, once Nick completes a stop-over in India where he will be training and developing his batting.
Colin Ingram has been drafted by Jo’burg Giants for the inaugural T20 Global League in South Africa, before he heads to Adelaide to join the Strikers for the Big Bash, whilst Marchant is back playing in South Africa throughout the winter and Jacques has now officially retired from the game to follow new business pursuits.
After completing last winter playing grade cricket and working with Neil Holder in Perth, Anuerin Donald will be joining David Lloyd and Owen Morgan in South Africa spending time from early January at the renowned Gary Kirsten Cricket Academy, based at state of the art facilities in Cape Town, which provides high performance cricket coaching.
Three other Glamorgan youngsters are heading to Australia, Jeremy Lawlor and Jack Murphy are joining Hampton CC in Victoria, where Kiran Carlson enjoyed last winter and Tom Murphy will be also be playing in Melbourne.
Andrew Salter flies out to join up with the Wellington Firebirds on a ECB overseas placement, where he will benefit from the tutelage of Jeetan Patel.
"I’m looking forward to working hard this winter and developing my bowling,” said Andrew Salter. "I've got aspirations to play for England, so I’m really looking forward to working with Jeetan Patel. He’s proved yet again this season that he is still be one of the best current off spinners in the County Championship.
"This is a great opportunity to pick his brains and gain experience in a new environment. I’ve heard New Zealand is a beautiful country, much like Wales, so can’t wait to get started."