Maynard heads back to Glamorgan

09 November 2017 03:11:51 EST

Ex-England assistant coach Matthew Maynard has returned to Glamorgan as a batting consultant.

Maynard, who won the County Championship with the Welsh county in 1997, returns to Cardiff after leaving his role as Somerset head coach early this September.

The 51-year-old will work on a part-time basis under Robert Croft.

"Matt has a wealth of experience as both a player and a coach which will be invaluable to the club," said Glamorgan chief executive Hugh Morris.

"He has a genuine passion and enthusiasm for batting and with his history at Glamorgan is the ideal person to bring on board to oversee and develop the first-team batting, as well as our young Welsh talent.

"He will support the current coaching team under the leadership of Robert Croft and bring extra technical expertise to the batting as we look to build on our one-day success and begin to compete across all three formats."

Maynard, who captained Glamorgan to that Championship pennant 20 years ago and also worked as assistant coach to Duncan Fletcher during England's Ashes win in 2005, led Somerset to second place in Division One in 2016.

"I'm delighted to be back at the club I was able to call home for so long," said Maynard. "We have a very exciting group of batters at Glamorgan and I am relishing the opportunity to work with them.

"Hopefully I can pass on some of the knowledge I have absorbed over a long career and help them take their games to the next level."

Meanwhile, England are 5/2 to win the 2019 World Cup on home soil, while they can be backed at 5/1 to triumph at the 2020 World Twenty20.

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