Glamorgan Cricket is delighted to announce that Robert Croft has been awarded a Testimonial in 2012.
Having made his Glamorgan debut in 1989, Robert will be entering his 24th year on the staff next year. In 2010, he achieved the remarkable landmark of 1,000 wickets, a feat last achieved by Don Shepherd in 1960. This April, he reached another landmark, becoming only the fifteenth player to make 350 first class appearances for Glamorgan, in the fixture against Surrey, and now sits one behind both Johnnie Clay and Matthew Maynard on 357.
In addition to his Glamorgan achievements, Robert has played 21 Tests and 50 One Day Internationals for England, or rather, as Robert prefers them to be called, ‘The British Lions’.
Colin Metson, Managing Director of Cricket, said: “Robert has had a remarkable career with Glamorgan and England, and there are lots of wickets left in him. Whilst Robert may have been disappointed to miss out on selection in some matches this season, his contribution in our Friends Life t20 campaign was once again outstanding, with his 15 wickets and an economy rate of 5.6 placing him in the top 10 leading bowlers in the country. A testimonial in 2012 is thoroughly well deserved.”
Alan Hamer, Glamorgan’s Chief Executive, added: “Robert’s contribution to Glamorgan both on and off the field has been immense – there is no finer recipient of a testimonial.”
Robert Croft said: “I feel very proud and honoured to have been awarded a testimonial year by Glamorgan County Cricket Club. The time I have spent at the Club has been an absolute pleasure, giving me fantastic memories, and I look forward to further success on the field in the future.”