County News December 20, 2004

Geoff Holmes in new role

Cricinfo staff

Geoff Holmes, the former Glamorgan allrounder, has been named as the next director of cricket for the Cricket Board of Wales (CBW). He will succeed Mark Frost, who will be joining the Sports Council for Wales at the end of February.

Holmes, 46, played 398 matches for Glamorgan between 1978 and 1991, and once took 5 for 2 in a one-day match against Derbyshire at Ebbw Vale with his medium-pace. Since retiring, he has worked for a building society in South Wales, and has coached young cricketers for his local club in Cardiff.

"We are delighted to welcome someone of Geoff's calibre and experience to the CBW," said Hugh Davies, their chairman. "We are indebted to Mark for the considerable work he has done in taking the development of junior and other cricket in Wales forward over the past five and a half years."