County news February 4, 2016

Glamorgan bring in van der Gugten

ESPNcricinfo staff

Timm van der Gugten helped Netherlands to victory over England at the 2014 World T20 © Getty Images

Glamorgan have added to their seam-bowling options for 2016 by signing Netherlands quick Timm van der Gugten on a three-year contract.

Van der Gugten, 24, was born in Australia and has played for New South Wales, Tasmania and Hobart Hurricanes, as well as Northern Districts in New Zealand's Georgie Pie Super Smash.

He has played in four ODIs for Netherlands, taking eight wickets at 10.62, and 19 T20 internationals, where he averages 21.47. He featured against England in the 2014 World T20, taking 1 for 11 from three overs as Netherlands completed a memorable upset.

"We are delighted to have secured Timm's services for at least the next three seasons to strengthen our seam bowling attack," Hugh Morris, Glamorgan's chief executive and director of cricket, said.

"He is a talented quick bowler who has stood out for Netherlands and has the potential to forge a successful county career with Glamorgan."

Van der Gugten's last first-class appearance came in Amstelveen last year, when he took 6 for 29 in UAE's first innings. He also played for Todmorden in the Lancashire League in 2015. His arrival at Glamorgan follows the signing of Harry Podmore on loan from Middlesex and the permanent move for Craig Meschede.

"I am thrilled to be joining Glamorgan," van der Gugten said. "I have always been keen to play county cricket and I am pleased to have joined such an ambitious and passionate county."

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  • Pierre on February 7, 2016, 11:13 GMT

    2929paul. Isn't Glamorgan in Wales ? Why should English players have priority over Dutch. Welsh or Eskimo cricketers ?

  • darren on February 5, 2016, 19:20 GMT

    Agree 100% with you 2929PAUL, It appears Glamorgan doesn't really serve a point in CC anymore!

  • Lakpriya on February 5, 2016, 3:19 GMT

    @2929paul i don't agree with you mate. playing for a country like Netherlands wouldn't mean he is a bad player. i saw him in the last T20 WC, he has some pace and in English conditions he could be effective. Dutch have had some good players. imagine if Ryan Thendo and Tom Cooper play for them consistently. they could have a strong associate team which could challenge most.

  • Paul on February 4, 2016, 21:52 GMT

    Personifies everything that is bad about County cricket. A third rate international, signed on a kolpak contract, taking the place of a young English player. Glamorgan should be ashamed of themselves.

  •   Jono Makim on February 4, 2016, 19:57 GMT

    Great signing for Glamorgan, really surprised he has never become a first choice pick in one of the shield teams.

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