Trio sign new deals

1 Dec 2021 | Cricket

Glamorgan Cricket is pleased to announce that Andrew Salter, Tom Cullen and Jamie McIlroy have signed new contracts with the club.

Salter has penned a two-year deal, while Cullen and McIlroy have agreed to one-year extensions.

All-rounder Salter has made 189 appearances for the Welsh county across all formats since making his debut in 2012.

The 28-year-old Glamorgan Talent Pathway player has taken 180 wickets and scored 2,220 runs for the club.

He was a part of the side that reached the final of the Yorkshire Bank40 final in 2012 and was player of the match in the Royal London Cup final win over Durham at Trent Bridge after striking a quickfire 33 and taking 3/42.

Wicket-keeper batsman Cullen (29) joined Glamorgan in 2017 after impressing for Cardiff MCCU.

He has played 16 first-class matches for the club and featured in all 10 of Glamorgan’s games in this year’s victorious Royal London Cup campaign, which included a match-winning partnership with Joe Cooke in the semi-final win over Essex Eagles.

McIlroy, the 26-year-old left-arm seamer from Builth Wells, made his first-class debut for the Welsh county this year against Yorkshire and took his maiden County Championship wicket in the fixture.

Speaking on his contract extension, Salter said: “Glamorgan has played a massive part in my life and it’s an honour and privilege to say I’ll be at the club for another two years.

"It feels like only yesterday I was training at Neath with the great Alan Jones where he was telling me as an 11-year-old that there’s no reason I couldn’t represent the club.

“Winning the Royal London Cup has been the highlight in my career - it's hard to rationalise what it meant to myself and the team but it’s definitely shown what we’re capable of and it makes the coming seasons very exciting.

“It was a truly special moment to pick up the player of the match award and put in a performance to help us get over the line.

“For the coming seasons my eyes are set on contributing in every format to the level I know I’m capable of and picking up more silverware for the club."

On signing the new contract, Cullen, said: “I’m really pleased to sign a new deal at Glamorgan. Cardiff feels like a second home and I’m grateful for the opportunity to continue pushing this group towards more success.

“I strongly believe this squad has the ability to challenge for more silverware in the near future and hopefully I’ll do my bit towards that.

“I’m very excited to see what we can achieve together as a group next year.”

Director of Cricket, Mark Wallace, added: “Andrew is a multi-dimensional cricketer who can play all three formats and gives us plenty of options when selecting the team.

“He’s taken confidence from the Royal London Cup final which showed in his performances towards the end of the season where he bowled with a lot of consistency and skill.

“He’s an important part of the dressing room and has started taking on a leadership role in the team.

“Tom has done a fantastic job whenever he’s had the opportunity to play over the past few seasons and showed what a good player he is during the 50-over competition.

“He’s a very combative cricketer and the exact type of character we want at the club.

“Jamie McIlroy got a feel for what the first-class level is about and as a left-arm seamer he offers something a little different. We’re looking forward to seeing him develop over the next year.”