Glamorgan sign Mason Crane on loan from Hampshire

1 Mar 2024 | Cricket

Glamorgan County Cricket Club are delighted to announce the signing of leg-spinner, and England International, Mason Crane from Hampshire on a season-long loan.

The 27-year-old is no stranger to Sophia Gardens, having played his second International here against South Africa in 2017, claiming the prize scalp of AB De Villiers as his first International wicket.

He then followed that up by making his Test debut against Australia in Sydney, his only Test appearance to date. He has played three Internationals in total, and represented many Global T20 teams, including London Spirit in The Hundred.

A prolific wicket-taker, Crane has been a dominant force in white-ball cricket since his debut season, averaging just over 24 with the ball in T20s, with a healthy economy rate as well.

On signing his loan deal, Crane said: “I’m very thankful for the opportunity at Glamorgan and incredibly excited to get to work and push towards a successful season with the team.”

Head Coach Grant Bradburn on the signing of Crane: “Our strategy is to build a balanced squad to enable us to win in multiple ways. Securing a player of Mason’s quality and experience will certainly add nicely to that strategy.

"Mason joins us with a strong reputation and first-class record behind him and we aim to provide Mason the environment and opportunity for him to thrive with Glamorgan.

“We look forward to welcoming Mason to our squad as we look to set a new course for success.”

Director of Cricket, Mark Wallace, said: “We’re delighted that Mason has agreed to join us on a long-term loan for the season.

“He’s a high-quality player who gives us an attacking skill set in all formats. We’re looking forward to welcoming him for pre-season in the coming weeks.”