Glamorgan have released 26-year-old all-rounder Ryan Watkins after four years at the club. Watkins joined Glamorgan in 2005 but has now been allowed to leave.
Matthew Maynard, Director of Cricket at Glamorgan told the club's website:
“Ryan is a great character in the dressing room but unfortunately he hasn’t quite fulfilled his potential on the field. We are sad to see him go.”
Watkins himself added:
“It has been a great experience playing at Glamorgan for the past four years and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with the club. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone and wish everybody at the Club all the success for the future.”
Watkins played 33 first-class matches, 24 One-Day matches and 27 Twenty20 matches for Glamorgan and although he boasts an impressive Twenty20 bowling average of 19.45, he finds himself looking for another club.
Glamorgan have signed Western Australia fast bowler Michael Hogan on a three-year contract ahead of the start of the 2012 season.
Hogan has a British passport and will join up with Glamorgan's squad in July and comes to Wales following a recommendation from Marcus North.
Glamorgan have signed Australia and New South Wales all-rounder Moises Henriques as their overseas player for the first half of the 2012 season.
Henriques, 25, will cover for compatriot Marcus North, who will now join up with Glamorgan after the birth of his second child.
Glamorgan will put the finishing touches to their preparations for the new county cricket season this month by heading off to southern Spain for a week’s warm weather training at the prestigious La Manga Club.
The county's entire squad will travel to the award-winning resort in Murcia to be put through their final paces by Australian first-team coach Matthew Mott in readiness for the start of their pre-season fixtures.
Glamorgan Cricket players developed a new fighting spirit in their pre-season preparations – by training with a world champion boxer.
The squad was taken by Coach Matthew Mott from their hi-tech SWALEC Stadium home to the more earthy Welsh Valleys base of Joe Calzaghe.
Glamorgan have signed former Surrey batsman Stewart Walters, the player moving in the opposite direction to Tom Maynard and signing a two-year contract.
He will join up with his new team-mates during a pre-season tour of South Africa. Walters, 27, played for Surrey between 2006 and 2010, captaining the county in 2009.
Glamorgan all-rounder James Allenby has signed a new two-year contract with an option to extend his contract for a further year.
The former Leicestershire player, who scored 1,432 runs and took 53 wickets in all forms of the game last season, is now committed to Glamorgan until the end of the 2012 season.
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