Michael Hogan signs contract extension

1 Jul 2019 | Cricket

Glamorgan Cricket are delighted to announce that Michael Hogan has signed a contract extension that will see him stay at the Club until, at least, the end of the 2020 season.

Hogan has played an integral part with the ball in the Club’s success in this year’s Specsavers County Championship competition, taking 20 wickets at an average of just 21.50, with included match figures of 7/73 in Glamorgan’s recent victory over Gloucestershire in Bristol, as well as an outstanding spell at Northampton during the innings victory last month.

On the recommendation of former Glamorgan coach Matthew Mott, the evergreen seam bowler joined the Club in 2012 from Western Australia and has subsequently become the mainstay of Glamorgan’s bowling attack across all three formats, winning the Club’s Player of the Year award in 2013 and 2014.

In 88 first-class matches for the Welsh county, he has taken 344 wickets at an average of 22.51, with 16 five-wicket hauls and career-best match figures of 10/87 against Kent in 2017.

He is the Club's second-highest wicket-taker in T20 cricket having so far claimed 93 wickets at an average of 22 with a career-best of 5/17 against Gloucestershire in 2017 as he helped Glamorgan reach Finals Day for the first time since 2004.

Hogan has also captained the Club, taking over the red-ball duties mid-way through the 2017 season, before being appointed the Club's captain for the 2018 campaign.   

Michael Hogan, said: “I’m very happy and excited to sign on for another year at the Club.

“It’s always interesting when you get older you never know how your body is going to hold up after games but this year our rotation policy amongst the quick bowlers has kept me nice and fresh and I’m feeling good.

“I still think I can play at a high level and I’ve put in some good performances this year and there’s no reason I can’t carry that on in to all three formats next season.”

Director of cricket, Mark Wallace, said: “It’s great news that Michael has extended his stay at Glamorgan for another season.

“He has been a fantastic bowler for the Club in all formats since his arrival and has shown this season he is still capable of putting in match-winning performances.

“He is the leader of the bowling attack and with his experience and record, the person the dressing room looks up to.

“We look forward to him carrying on his fine form over the next few months as we continue our promotion push and Vitality Blast campaign and then taking that into next year.”