County news November 17, 2010

Maynard resigns from Glamorgan post

ESPNcricinfo staff

In a further shake-up of Glamorgan's structures, Matthew Maynard has resigned as the county's director of cricket after learning that Colin Metson, an ex-county wicket-keeper and current committee member, was to be brought in above him to head Glamorgan's coaching staff. It was believed that Maynard would then have been demoted to a lesser coaching role, but instead he opted to tender his resignation with immediate effect.

"I believe my position at the club has been made untenable with the recent situation," said Maynard, who played nearly 750 matches for the club between 1985 and 2005 and took up the role of cricket manager in 2007. "I would like to thank everyone involved with Glamorgan cricket over the last three years for their help and support. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here and would like to wish the club and the players all the very best going forward."

Maynard's resignation comes in the same week as Jamie Dalrymple's replacement as captain by South African batsman Alviro Petersen at the county. It has emerged that Petersen did not discuss his position with Maynard before signing his contract, and it is unclear whether Dalrymple - or indeed Tom Maynard, Matthew's son - will remain with Glamorgan.

"Decisions about overseas players and captains should be made by the cricket manager and obviously this decision [to appoint Petersen] has not been made by Matthew Maynard," former Glamorgan captain Steve James told BBC Sport Wales on Tuesday, before Maynard had announced his resignation. "I'm not sure [if Maynard will leave]. I'd be very surprised if Jamie Dalrymple stays now."