"Matt's experience too good to pass on" - Wallace

  • Tom Guntrip
  • 8 February 2019 10:55 AM
  • Cricket News

The overall coaching experience of Matt Maynard meant it was an easy decision to appoint him as the interim head coach for the 2019 county season, according to director of cricket Mark Wallace.

Speaking on the day that Maynard was announced, Wallace said “Matt’s done a very good job over the winter programme and hopefully we can carry on that success into the summer. He knows what in the club needs to fix and it was an easy decision to get him to continue his work.”

With Maynard being a Glamorgan playing legend in his own right, and a previous coach, Wallace emphatically rejected the claim of ‘jobs for boys’.

“You'll always get a rumbling of that with me being an ex-Glamorgan player and Matt being a Glamorgan legend, but Matt's external experience stacks up against anybody's”

“He's coached in South Africa, in the Caribbean and down at Somerset, and in a previous generation at this club, so his overall experience is too good a package to ignore.”

Wallace also spoke highly of the new batting additions to the current squad, adding “Billy Root is hungry to nail down a spot in all three formats, while Charlie Hemphrey has a good record in Australia and approaches things from a different angle. We’re excited to get these two on board.”

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