Croft testimonial is “well deserved”, says Metson

Robert Croft has been awarded a testimonal season by Glamorgan in 2012, which will be his 24th season with the club.
The 41-year-old former England off spinner is one of the county´s most successful performers and last year became the first Glamorgan player to do the double – 1,000 wickets and 10,000 runs in first-class cricket.
Croft, who has a year left on his current contract, made his debut for Glamorgan in 1989 and went on to play 21 Tests and 50 one-day internationals for England.
“I feel very proud and honoured to have been awarded a testimonial year by Glamorgan,” said Croft, who has so far made 357 first-class appearances for the club.
“The time I have spent at the club has been an absolute pleasure, giving me fantastic memories and I look forward to future success on the field in the future.”
Although Croft is still capable of a high level of performance he has relinquished the number one spinner role to his long-time spin partner Dean Cosker, the slow left-armer, over the last two seasons and at times has found himself left out of both the four-day and one-day sides.
But Colin Metson, the county´s managing director of cricket, believes Croft still has a major role to play. ”Robert has had a remarkable career with Glamorgan and England, and there are a lot of wickets left in him,” he said.
“While Robert may have been disappointed to miss out on selection in some matches this season, his contribution in the Friends Life t20 competition was once again outstanding. A testimonial year in 2012 is thoroughly well deserved.”

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