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Matt’s Back . . . For Good As Glamorgan Confirm Caretaker Coach Maynard Will Stay In Charge

Glamorgan have confirmed that Matthew Maynard has been appointed as the club’s permanent head coach.

Maynard has signed a three-year deal which will see him remain at the club until at least the end of the 2022 season.

The former Glamorgan captain and head coach returned to the club in late 2017 as a batting consultant before being named as the interim head coach for the 2019 season.

He guided the Welsh county to fourth place in Division Two in the Specsavers County Championship as his side narrowly missed out on promotion.

Maynard has extensive experience in the head coach role, having previously been in the position at Glamorgan between 2008 and 2010.

Following his departure he enjoyed a successful stint with the Titans, winning the domestic four-day competition as well as the domestic T20 competition in his first year at the club.

Maynard then spent three-years at Somerset as their director of cricket before re-joining Glamorgan.

The 53-year-old was also an assistant coach under Duncan Fletcher when the England team won the Ashes in 2005.

Maynard had a glittering 20 year playing career with Glamorgan where he amassed over 24,000 first-class runs and struck a club record 54 first-class centuries.

He famously captained the side to the County Championship title in 1997, and played a key role in three one-day competition victories in 1993, 2002 and 2004.

Maynard also represented England 18 times, in four Test matches and 14 ODIs, between 1988 and 2000.

Maynard, said: “It’s very exciting to be able to carry on the work we started this year.

“I love being a part of this club and I have enjoyed working with the players and coaching staff throughout the season.

“There is lots of talent within the squad and we have a good mix of young players and experienced heads.

“We saw a big improvement in the County Championship and Royal London One-Day Cup but it’s important we continue that upward trajectory and take our form across into the Vitality Blast next season.”

Director of cricket, Mark Wallace, added: “We are delighted to have secured Matt as our permanent head coach.

“After conducting a thorough review of the season with players, coaches and staff it became apparent Matt should continue his role as head coach.

“The side showed a great deal of improvement across two of the three formats under his leadership and came very close to gaining promotion in the County Championship.

“Matt is a highly experienced head coach who has developed his skills around the world and possesses an intimate knowledge of the club and how we are structured.

“He has developed a very good rapport with the players since his return and helped to improve their individual games and mind sets.

“Retaining Matt is great news for the club and we look forward to him carrying on his fine work at Glamorgan over the next few years.”

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