Glamorgan's new coach Toby Radford sets out ambitions
GLAMORGAN’S Caerphilly-born new head coach Toby Radford has outlined his vision of making the Welsh county a team the nation can be proud of.
The 41-year-old former Middlesex and Sussex batsman will succeed Matthew Mott and start his new appointment at Cardiff’s Swalec Stadium on November 1
Radford is currently assistant coach and specialist batting coach to the West Indies cricket team and played a key role in coaching the team to victory in the ICC World T20 in Sri Lanka in 2012.
A Glamorgan fan as a youngster, Radford is an ECB Level four coach and has gained significant coaching experience at all levels of the game over the past 18 years, including playing a key role in establishing the West Indian Cricket Academy and leading Middlesex to the ECB domestic Twenty20 competition title in 2008.
His experience of coaching and managing players of the calibre of Chris Gayle, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Andrew Strauss, Eoin Morgan and Steven Finn will be invaluable in his role at Glamorgan.
Hugh Morris, who begins his role as Glamorgan chief executive in the New Year said: “I am delighted Toby Radford has agreed to join Glamorgan County Cricket Club as our new head coach.
“In recent years Toby has built a strong reputation as one of the most talented young cricket coaches in England and Wales, and his experience of managing and developing some world class cricketers will be a great asset to our Club.
“He is a proud Welshman and is looking forward to working with our current players and nurturing local talent for the future.'
Radford added: “I am honoured to have been offered this position and look forward to working with chief executive and director of cricket Hugh Morris and the playing and coaching staff of Glamorgan in bringing success back to the county I supported as a youngster.
“It was great to see the team reaching a Lord's final at the end of the season (Glamorgan lost out on the YB40 trophy, going down by 87 runs to Nottinghamshire) and I believe we have a wonderful opportunity of building on this success and developing a team of which the Welsh nation can be proud.”
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