Trio sign new one-year contracts

  • Lewis Morgan
  • 6 February 2018 01:55 PM
  • Cricket News

Young Glamorgan players Connor Brown, Jack Murphy and Tom Cullen have all signed new one-year deals with the Welsh county.

Murphy (22) and Brown (20) have both come through the Glamorgan Academy, while Cullen (26), played for Cardiff MCCU while studying at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

All three players made their County Championship debuts in 2017 following strong performances for Glamorgan’s Second XI.

A wicket-keeper batsman, Cullen trained with the first team squad last winter and was rewarded with a Glamorgan development contract mid-way through the season until the end of the campaign after making his first team debut at Chester-le-Street in June when Chris Cooke was injured.

Caerphilly-born batsman Connor Brown impressed after opening the batting in Glamorgan’s final two County Championship matches of the season.

He scored 35 on debut against Gloucestershire before an important 96 run partnership with Nick Selman in the second innings against Kent at Canterbury helped Glamorgan to victory.

Former Glamorgan Academy Player of the Year, Jack Murphy, is the only one of the three to have previously signed a professional contract and after his making his List A debut last season, made his first-class bow at Colwyn Bay against Sussex, before going on to play a further three matches in the competition.

“All three players have shown progress over the past 12 months,” said Glamorgan Chief Executive and Director of Cricket Hugh Morris.

“They all performed well under Steve Watkin in the Second eleven and deserved their opportunity to play in the first team when it came.

“Tom did a good job covering for Chris Cooke behind the stumps when called upon, while Connor and Jack played important innings in our win against Kent in the final match of last season.

“With these young players coming through into the first team, as well as the likes of Aneurin Donald, Lukas Carey and Kiran Carlson - who has also recently signed a new contract with Glamorgan – we have an exciting group of young players at the club, which bodes well for the future.”

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