Goodwin makes Glamorgan move
Former Sussex stalwart Murray Goodwin is set to play professional cricket into his 40s after signing for Glamorgan on a one-year contract.
The former Zimbabwe top-order batsman, who turns 40 in December, scored more than 24,000 runs in all competitions during an extremely fruitful 12 years at Sussex and has 67 first-class centuries to his name.
His departure from the PROBIZ County Ground, where he won three County Championships and four domestic one-day trophies, was announced last month.
Goodwin said: “I am really pleased to be continuing my cricket career with Glamorgan and look forward to joining up with the players and staff.
“I have had lengthy conversations with Matthew Mott and am aware of the challenges the team faced last year and the hard work that lies ahead of us, but I am determined to help bring success back to the club.
“I feel I still have a lot to offer in all formats of the game.”
Goodwin appeared in 19 Tests for Zimbabwe, striking three hundreds and averaging a very healthy 42.84 in the game’s premier form.
Glamorgan head of elite performance Mott is under no illusions about just how much Goodwin will add to Glamorgan.
He added: “We're delighted to sign Murray Goodwin as he will strengthen the batting line-up and has plenty to offer to benefit our batting group.
“Murray has played the best part of his career at Sussex and had a massive affect on Sussex cricket, so we can't wait to have him in the squad.
“He is a really good role model with plenty of Division One experience and it is evident from our recent discussions that he still has a real determination to succeed.
"These are characteristics that we are looking to develop within our squad.”