Thursday, March 22, 2012

Croft not ready to quit

Glamorgan all-rounder Robert Croft has insisted he still feels able to play for another two seasons despite his 42nd birthday coming up. The Welshman will begin his 24th first-class season with the county, yet still believes he has plenty to offer the club despite his advancing years.

The former England spinner has made it clear he is still as excited about playing as he ever has been, insisting he still feels able to play a full season should he maintain his form and those looking at the cricket betting will be keeping an eye on him.

"It's fair to say I'm in the winter of my career, but who's to say the winter can't be two seasons long," said the experienced Croft.

"It comes down to form, it comes down to how well I play and it comes down to if the club still want me. There are a lot of factors."

"I'm not looking at this season being my last. I'm looking at this season starting of well and trying to be in every team Glamorgan set out on that field."

With 21 Test and 50 ODI caps for England, Croft's experience as proved essential to Glamorgan for over two decades now. He may be the wrong side of 40 but Croft proved last season that he is still capable of playing a major role in matches. The Welshmen have endured a tough and fruitless few years, something Croft will want to see change before ending his career at the club he has spent so long and fans of Betfair should bear this in mind.

There is a renewed hope around the club after a positive winter, with many believing this could finally be the year that sees Glamorgan once again challenge for honours. While he may not be an ever-present in the side, Croft will have a key role to play if the club are going to enjoy a happier campaign this summer.

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