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Jamie Dalrymple resigns from Glamorgan staff

Jamie Dalrymple
Jamie Dalrymple has been on the Glamorgan staff for three years

Jamie Dalrymple has become the latest casualty at Glamorgan, resigning with immediate effect as a player.

The former England batsman goes after being replaced as captain by South African Alviro Petersen on Tuesday.

"The manner in which the chairman chose to do this demonstrates a loss of trust and confidence in me and leaves me with no respect for him," said Dalrymple.

He is the third resignation following both director of cricket Matthew Maynard and president Peter Walker.

Walker, who helped Glamorgan to the 1969 County Championship title, has left the club highlighting his "serious concerns" over the running of the team.

Walker explains Glam resignation

Dalrymple, who had one year remaining on his contract, has cited the appointment of the new captain and the creation of a new post above the authority of both him and Maynard as the primary reasons for him leaving the club.

As well as a new skipper, Glamorgan are set to appoint Colin Metson - the former wicket-keeper and current committeeman - as a head coach.

"I have today [Thursday] resigned from Glamorgan County Cricket Club with immediate effect," he said in a statement.

"I have done so because Glamorgan have effectively dismissed me by removing the captaincy from me, recruiting a new post above Matthew Maynard and me, recruiting a new overseas player and captain in Alviro Petersen.

"All of this without consultation or prior notification with me. This has rendered my position at the club untenable.

"The first I knew of any of these fundamental management and cricket decisions was on Monday afternoon when the chairman Paul Russell phoned to inform me of a fait accompli," he said.

"I understand the club's right to remove the captaincy at their discretion and I recognise that the results in one-day cricket are not yet at a level we were happy with."

Meanwhile, Walker ends two years in the role of president and follows Maynard, who resigned on Wednesday.

Maynard went after Glamorgan replaced Dalrymple with Petersen as captain and then the prospect of Metson coming in above Maynard as head coach.

"Much has already been reported on the proposed changes in the running... of the team. I have serious concerns about their likely impact," said Walker.

Walker, 74, became president in 2009 after famously labelling the Swalec Stadium as an "unfriendly Gulag" in his presidential election address.

In a statement on Thursday Walker said that he hoped that his replacement as president would act on behalf of the fans as he had tried to do.

"After two years in the post, I have decided to step down as president of Glamorgan County Cricket Club," he said.

"My standing down now will give the chairman and officers of the club sufficient time to recommend a suitable replacement to the membership.

"Throughout my period in office the loyal fans of Glamorgan CCC overwhelmingly gave me their support. They deserve, and will expect, the new president to continue to speak and act on their behalf.

Peter Walker
Peter Walker was a Glamorgan player for 17 years

"In the 17 years I played for the county, Glamorgan were a club to whom I was totally committed, on and off the field. That state of mind remains and I'm proud of my honorary life membership for services to the club - and the game of cricket.

"Much has been achieved by Paul Russell, chief executive Alan Hamer, Simon Lee, Craig Walsh and head groundsman Keith Exton. Thanks to their combined skills and energy, we now have a ground worthy of Test match status.

"Next summer, I pray that whatever Xl takes the field wearing the daffodil rewards their efforts. Even if they don't, I shall be there supporting them."

Glamorgan have yet to comment on the resignations of both Dalrymple and Walker.

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see also
Maynard resigns in Glam shake-up
17 Nov 10 |  Glamorgan
County replace skipper Dalrymple
16 Nov 10 |  Glamorgan
Walker appointed Glamorgan chief
03 Apr 09 |  Glamorgan
Walker criticises 'Gulag' Swalec
11 Mar 09 |  Glamorgan
Walker wants Glamorgan presidency
02 Feb 09 |  Glamorgan

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