Ingram signs new white-ball deal

6 Mar 2019 | Cricket
We are delighted to announce that Colin Ingram has extended his stay with Glamorgan by signing a new two-year white-ball contract which will keep him at the club until at least the end of the 2021 season.

Glamorgan’s Vitality Blast captain has been a firm favourite amongst supporters since he joined the club in 2015 as a Kolpak player having made 40 international appearances for South Africa.

The big-hitting left-hander has topped Glamorgan’s white-ball run scoring charts in each of his four seasons with the club and over 53 T20 matches for the Welsh county has amassed 1,770 runs at an average over 41 with three centuries.

He was awarded his county cap in 2017 and went on to win both Glamorgan’s Player of the Year and One-Day Player of the Year awards that season. He also won the club’s 2018 One-Day Player of the Year award after scoring 430 runs at an average over 53 in the Vitality Blast and 402 runs in just eight matches in the Royal London One-Day Cup.

Ingram has successfully played for a number of T20 teams and franchises throughout the world, winning the Big Bash in 2018 with Adelaide Strikers before he captained the side in this year’s competition.

He is currently playing for the Karachi Kings in the PSL and recently struck 127 not out from just 59 balls - the highest ever score in the competition. Ingram will also feature for Delhi Capitals in this year’s IPL before he links up with his Glamorgan teammates ahead of the Vitality Blast.

Speaking on his contract extension, Colin Ingram, said: “I love playing for Glamorgan, love Cardiff and I love Wales so I am delighted to sign a new white-ball contract and extend my time at the club.

“Over the last few years we’ve competed extremely well in white-ball cricket and put together a lot of very good performances.

“With the squad we have and the new signings we’ve made over the winter, I firmly believe we can keep challenging for the knockout stages of the competitions over the next few years.”

Director of cricket, Mark Wallace, said: “Signing Colin for another two years is a massive statement from the club. Any team out there would want him in their side to secure his services is a big boost for us.

“He is an incredible destructive batsman and over the last few years has proved himself to be one of the very best white-ball players in the world.

“As well as his batting, he also brings very good leadership qualities to the side and has a wealth of experience in the game, which will help or young players continue to develop as we look to carry on our good form in white-ball cricket and compete for silverware.”