Brown calls it a day
Glamorgan second XI captain David Brown has announced his retirement from first-class cricket at the age of 29.
Brown, who joined the club from Gloucestershire in the autumn of 2009, has brought an end to his career after leading Glamorgan in this month’s Second XI Championship final against Warwickshire at Coventry, which the Bears won by six wickets.
He played only one first-class game, against West Indies A in June 2010, during his stay at the SWALEC Stadium, but was a regular in the county’s Clydesdale Bank 40 team last year and also made 17 appearances in Twenty20 cricket.
Brown said: “I’ve had a good couple of years at Glamorgan and I’m grateful to them and Gloucestershire for the opportunities I was given in first-class cricket, but I am disappointed that I didn’t get more first-team chances.
“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed myself, but the time is right for me to forge a second career away from the game and I’m looking forward to that challenge.”
Colin Metson, Glamorgan’s managing director of cricket, said: “David has been outstanding in leading our young second team to the championship final, as well as reaching the semi-final of the one-day competition, and we are particularly grateful for the great job he has achieved in helping to develop some of our talented youngsters in getting them ready for the step up to first-team cricket.
“David will be missed in the dressing room and we wish him all the very best for his post-cricket career."