Author: Dafydd Jones
Glamorgan all-rounder Dan Douthwaite has committed his future to the club by signing a new three-year contract extension.
The news sees the talented 24 year-old extend his stay at Sophia Gardens until the end of the 2024 season.
Douthwaite signed for Glamorgan in 2019 after some stellar performances or Cardiff MCCU, claiming a maiden first-class century against Sussex and scoring 95 against his current team in a friendly.
Later that season, the all-rounder impressed for his new club, recording an unbeaten 52 as Glamorgan chased down 347 to pull off a remarkable win over Sussex in the Royal London One-Day Cup, which proved to be the club’s highest successful run-chase in limited-overs cricket.
Continuing his form, Douthwaite took a career-best 4/48 at Derbyshire, as Glamorgan claimed victory in the County Championship, whilst his maiden first-class half-century helped to save the game against Sussex.
Going on to make 29 appearances for the club so far, Douthwaite has scored 658 runs and has claimed 37 wickets.
Commenting on signing his new contract, Dan Douthwaite, said: “It’s a long extension which is quite rare but I’m really excited to commit my future to the club and it means they have a lot of faith in me too which I’m very keen to repay.
“There’s nowhere I’d rather be than playing for Glamorgan with this team and in front of our fantastic supporters.
“The last two years have been an amazing experience, and I didn’t think I’d play as much first team cricket as I have but in stands me in good stead for the future and to kick-on with the club.”
Director of cricket, Mark Wallace, said: “Dan has shown that he’s a very talented cricketer and can perform with both bat and ball across all three formats.
“He’s developed very quickly as a player since he joined us and we’re looking forward to seeing that progress continue over the next few years.
“For Dan it’s about consistency of performance and working with Matt and his coaching staff will bring that to his game and make him the match-winner we know he can be.”
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