Head Coach Croft leaves Glamorgan Cricket

County Cricket

It has been announced that Robert Croft has left his role as head coach of Glamorgan Cricket after three years in the role.

Following a distinguished playing career with the Welsh county, Robert Croft joined the Glamorgan coaching set up as an assistant coach, before becoming head coach in 2016.

Whilst in charge he brought through a number of young Welsh cricketers into the first team, including Kiran Carlson, Lukas Carey and Owen Morgan and in 2017 took Glamorgan to their first Finals Day in 13 years.

“After finishing my playing career it was one of my dreams to coach at this great Club and I am pleased to have been able to fulfil that dream and play a part in developing the next generation of Welsh cricketers.

“I leave knowing that Glamorgan has a number of extremely talented cricketers who can take the Club forward.

“Although our County Championship campaigns did not got as I would have liked, we were able to compete admirably in the shorter formats of the game with a small and young squad of players.

“Glamorgan will always hold a big piece of my heart and I would like to wish the Club and supporters well for the future.”

Chief Executive Hugh Morris said: “On behalf of the Club I would like to thank Robert for the incredible contribution he has made to Glamorgan, not just as head coach but also as a player, assistant coach and ambassador over the last 30 years.

“He is one of our greatest players and the most successful player we have ever had at the Club at international level and has done more than anyone to promote not just cricket in Wales, but Welsh cricket to the world.

“During his tenure, he has developed a number of young players which Glamorgan will hopefully see the benefit of for years to come. He also oversaw the Club reaching the quarter-finals of the Vitality Blast in two of his three years in charge, which culminated in our return to Finals Day last year.

“It was an incredibly difficult decision for the board to make, but given our performances in the County Championship we feel it is the right time for a change.

“Robert is always welcome back at the Club and we hope he will continue to act as an ambassador for Glamorgan and Welsh cricket.”

The Club will begin the process of recruiting Croft’s successor following the appointment of a new director of cricket.