- Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:32 pm
I am happy with the appointment of Mark Wallace. Realistically, we were never going to get an Alec Stewart or Jason Gillespie type person with the huge remit of the job, control over not just Glamorgan but Welsh cricket overall (Wallace knows all the ins and outs having come through the system from a state comprehensive in rural, mid Wales/Abergavenny CC to Glamorgan captaincy and currently Newport CC) and, of course, a County bottom of the second division and the limited finance on offer.
His CV is very impressive for any cricketing appointment at any County Club - higher level degree, Level 4 coaching, PCA Chairman for 4 years, published work in Wisden, Western Mail and commentating on Radio Wales. Articulate, well-respected with, undoubtedly, lots of contacts. Am told he’s also represented PCA in many overseas multi-sport conferences. Don’t know who was interviewed or the calibre of the applicants but am sure the best candidate got the job and I would be happy with a partnership with Matthew Maynard as coach. At this late stage and with the appointment starting in February, it’s probably too late for any wholesale changes for next season so he’ll have time to settle in. I admire him for taking on this ‘mammoth’ task and wish him all the best. I appreciate that it could take some time for any changes to filter through so let’s not make judgements before he’s even started!!!