Glamorgan Cricket: County release Kieran Bull and Connor Brown

Kieran Bull
Kieran Bull

Glamorgan have released spinner Kieran Bull and opener Connor Brown as they trim their squad.

Bull, 25, was Glamorgan's academy player of the year in 2013 and has been a first-team squad member for seven years.

He played 16 first-class matches with a best bowling performance of 4-62 on his debut in 2014.

Brown, 23, played 10 first-class games and three one-day matches.

The Caerphilly-born batsman scored 98 against Surrey in the One-Day Cup in 2018, but could not convert that form into the red-ball format.

Bull, from Pembrokeshire, had his progress badly hampered by back problems including a stress fracture, which kept him out for long periods.

He went into the 2020 season as first-choice spinner in four-day cricket, but lost his place after taking nine wickets in four Bob Willis Trophy matches at an average of 51.

"It's a shame when any players leave the club, especially when Kieran and Connor have both come through our system and played a big part in Welsh cricket," said director of cricket Mark Wallace.

"But with the times we're in, we can only carry so many players into next season, so there's a lot of very difficult conversations about playing staff numbers.

"It's very disappointing news for them, but I hope they both continue to play on in the first-class game."

The county still have Andrew Salter and Prem Sisodiya as home-grown spinners, but have top-order batting issues to address.

Glamorgan are yet to confirm the futures of around 10 more players whose contracts are due to end after a shortened, virus-hit season, but more announcements are expected before the end of the T20 fixtures on 20 September.

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