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Matthew Maynard leaves Glamorgan red-ball coach function with one 12 months left on contract

Matthew Maynard has give up his job as Glamorgan’s red-ball coach, with a high-scoring draw in opposition to Yorkshire this week leaving the membership destined for a mid-table end in Division Two of the County Championship.

Maynard signed a two-year contract with Glamorgan final 12 months particularly for the Championship, after being relieved of his function as white-ball coach in opposition to his needs. With the membership now out of promotion competition heading into the ultimate two weeks of the 2023 season, he has resigned with a 12 months left on his contract.

In an interview with BBC Sport Wales, Maynard stated that he had been annoyed with Glamorgan’s failure to signal “a match-winning spinner” since his appointment as head coach in 2019, which has contributed to them drawing 11 of their 13 Championship fixtures this season.

“I really feel very rewarded with the time I’ve had right here however there are specific frustrations as effectively,” he stated. “Perhaps slightly bit [in results] however I have been after a match-winning spinner since I’ve come right here, there’ve been a pair obtainable in that point that we did not get.”

Maynard was sad to lose his function as white-ball coach final 12 months and famous that the membership had struggled once more beneath Mark Alleyne, who took over for the T20 Blast. “I absolutely perceive our outcomes weren’t what they might have been, however they weren’t this 12 months [either],” Maynard stated.

“I like being concerned in white-ball cricket,” he added. “It is a totally different type of satisfaction. You get nice highs and lows, and I miss that. l love the Championship however I additionally need to do white-ball cricket and that chance is not obtainable to me at Glamorgan.”

Alleyne was because of coach Glamorgan within the One Day Cup this 12 months however as an alternative joined up with Welsh Fireplace within the Hundred as certainly one of Mike Hussey’s assistants – sarcastically, alongside Maynard – and handed over to assistant coach David Harrison within the 50-over competitors.

Mark Wallace, Glamorgan’s director of cricket, stated in a membership assertion: “There are only a few extra recognisable and influential figures related to Glamorgan Cricket than Matthew Maynard and his enter as head coach over his two phrases within the function has been important.

“Although Matthew is stepping down as head coach, we’re hopeful of retaining his experience at Glamorgan in some capability shifting ahead as we proceed to try to develop gamers in Wales to the most effective of their talents.”

Hugh Morris, the membership’s outgoing chief government, stated: “It was a pleasure to play and work with Matt and, on behalf of the membership, I wish to thank him for his distinctive service and want him effectively for the long run.”



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