Friday 4 May 2007 

Glamorgan Sign Wright As Overseas Bowler

Glamorgan have agreed a deal which will see them sign Australian all-rounder Damien Wright as their second overseas player.

Wright, who represented Northamptonshire in 2003 and 2005 took 5 for 13 as his state side Tasmania won the Pura Cup.

First-team coach Adrian Shaw said "It is great news to have a player of such proven quality now available. Damien has got a great track record, both with the ball and bat, and I'm really looking forward to having him in our ranks for the remainder of the
season.''

The county's chief executive, Mike Fatkin was also pleased to agree terms with the player, whose move will be rubber-stamped when he gets clearance from Tasmania Cricket and receives a work permit.

He said: "Our intention was to go into the 2007 season with Matthew Elliott and Jimmy Maher as our overseas players, but given the injuries amongst the bowlers - particularly the news that David Harrison is likely to miss the whole season because of a back injury
- we felt that we had to act positively.

"Damien comes highly recommended and will undoubtedly strengthen the team. There are encouraging signs with the development of the likes of Huw Waters and James Harris, but there is no question that the seam bowling lacks experience.''

"The club had hoped not to have to make another overseas signing, but we have to be mindful of the importance of the team staying competitive. Although the money was not originally budgeted for, it was a question of having to find the funds to be able to make a
signing, and having considered everything in detail, we felt that was what we had to do.''