Glamorgan pin down Hogan
Glamorgan’s Australian connection has grown with the signing of Western Australia fast bowler Michael Hogan on a three-year contract.
The 30-year-old, who has a British passport, will join the squad at the start of July. He was recommended by Glamorgan’s overseas signing and his Western Australia captain, Marcus North, whom he will be able to feature alongside for the Welsh county in all competitions.
Hogan has taken 100 wickets in 27 first-class games and has recently been named in the Australian Cricketers’ Association four-day all stars team.
Glamorgan’s head of elite performance Matthew Mott, who has signed Australia limited-overs all-rounder Moises Henriques for the first month of the season ahead of North’s arrival, believes Hogan will aid the development of Glamorgan’s young seamers such as England Lions’ James Harris.
“We are delighted to have secured Michael’s services for at least the next three seasons,” Mott said. “He is a talented cricketer and will further strengthen our bowling attack. It is a fantastic time to sign him as he is one of the form bowlers in Australian cricket. He is going to be a valuable addition to our squad.
“His presence will enable us to share the workload at the back end of the season as well as allowing our very talented young bowlers time to develop. Playing alongside a fresh, mature and established first-class bowler will help them as they seek to progress to the next level."
“Michael has established a strong reputation in a short space of time in Australia and we thank the Western Australian Cricket Association for agreeing to allow him to pursue his dream of playing county cricket.”
Hogan, who leads Western Australia's attack, added: “I am thrilled to be joining Glamorgan. I have always been keen to play cricket in the UK and am pleased to have joined such an ambitious and passionate county.
“The club is working hard to achieve success on the playing field and I am delighted to be able to be part of their future plans.”