Managed by yet another of the " former friend s and colleagues " who infest the system, the Wales National County side were filled with current and former Glamorgan contracted players as well as former and current members of the MCCU development arm.
This confusion of how the W.N.C. team fits into the pathway system is demonstrative of the lack of planning and clarity of purpose which contributed to the failure of the County to properly develop players.
Glamorgan contracted players have the ones, twos and premier sides as a development / coaching pathway. Academy players have the Wales / South West England age group sides , twos and club cricket pathway.
The MCCU side mops up older academy players and external candidates who have the MCCU matches, BUCS matches, twos and club games .
This should leave the W.N.C side for talented amateurs, young club players who slipped through the net, late developers and talented incomers who have moved to the area.
Instead of clear and defined pathways to which normal performance criteria could be applied we have a hotch-potch of me and my mates being selected and assessed by another group of me and my mates. Rather than a development system we appear to be running a social club where teams are picked at random from within the same pool. No wonder it doesn't work.