Jamie Dalrymple Turns Down Middlesex For Glamorgan

England and Middlesex all-rounder Jamie Dalrymple has turned down a new contract at Middlesex in favour of a three-year deal at Glamorgan, where he will once again team with former England assistant coach Matthew Maynard. Dalrymple was a member of England's 2007 World Cup squad and has played in 27 one-day internationals and was called up to England's Test squad during the 2006/7 Ashes series. He has taken over 200 first-class wickets and scored over 6,000 runs in all forms of cricket for England, Middlesex, and Oxford University. Commenting on the signing, Maynard said, "I`m absolutely thrilled that such a proven quality cricketer as Jamie has joined Glamorgan on a three-year deal. It sends out a great message to everyone about the direction in which the club is heading. Jamie offers great strength and international experience to our squad, and I have no doubt whatsoever that he will be able to contribute to all departments in both our one-day and four-day teams. "I thoroughly enjoyed working with Jamie when I was part of the England coaching set-up, especially during the World Cup in the Caribbean. Jamie has got a great attitude and he has the right character to fit into the Glamorgan dressing-room." I know that his ability and character are exactly what this squad is looking for , so for me it was really important to persuade Jamie to come to Wales and join Glamorgan. I'm looking forward to working with him again, and I'm confident that he'll make a significant contribution to the development of the Glamorgan team over the next few years." Dalrymple, who becomes the third Glamorgan signing after opening batsman Matthew Wood and bowler Adam Shantry, said, "Joining Glamorgan on a three-year deal is a very exciting opportunity, and I`m really looking forward to making a new start at a very ambitious club. I was most impressed by the new stadium at Cardiff when I visited Glamorgan's headquarters recently, and I believe that their wonderful looking ground and fantastic new facilities are indicative of their forward-thinking philosophy." "I've also heard lots of very positive comments from many people about Glamorgan and the direction in which they want to go. I`m already relishing the prospect of being part of the Glamorgan side, and helping the club achieve their goals over the next few years."
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