Brown & Bull back for more in 2022
Two players looking to take advantage of every opportunity for Wales National County during 2022 are former Glamorgan staffers Connor Brown and Kieran Bull, who both committed to next season over the last week.
Batter Brown (24), originally from Pentyrch Cricket Club was a regular feature for Wales last season, helping the side achieve their best one day trophy campaign for 25 years after being released by Glamorgan in 2020. He played a key role in the NCCA showcase game last year against his former employers alongside Steve Reingold as the pair put on 105 in 24 overs at Sophia Gardens.
Off spinner Bull (26), also released in 2020 re-engaged with Wales midway through last season and made an instant impact in red ball cricket, finishing joint second for wickets taken in the Western Conference Division 2 with 18 at an average of under 17 – former Glamorgan all rounder Graham Wagg was the only one to better him.
Both players have strong aspirations to break back onto the professional circuit, and should their form continue into 2022 it would take a brave person to bet against it.
Connor Brown on committing to another season with Wales NC:
“I loved being back playing for Wales last year and we’ve got a really young, exciting squad that can really push for silverware in the coming years. The result against Glamorgan and our one day cup run are just glimpses of the what team can do. I look forward to continuing to work with Darren Thomas and hopefully playing an important part in the team’s development moving forwards.”
Kieran Bull on using 2022 as a springboard to better things:
“Really looking forward to being again next season. I’ve enjoyed sharing the field with a great bunch of lads and playing some good cricket. Hopefully we can continue to build on last season’s efforts and keep improving as a group.”
Cricket Wales Head of Talent Pathway Matt Thompson commented:
"It's great news for us that Connor and Kieran have committed themselves to the side for next season. It hasn't taken either of them long to demonstrate their quality at this level, and we all hope a first class county will snap them up sooner rather than later. Not only are they top performers, but they are everything you could ask for as an example for our younger players. We will do everything we can to support them in their aspirations to have another crack at professional level."