Former South African batsman Colin Ingram has signed a Kolpak contract extension with Glamorgan to the end of the 2019 season.
Ingram has signed a deal which will make him available for all T20 Blast and One Day Cup matches for the next two years.
The South African has had a rollercoaster first two seasons at the Welsh club, after signing for them in 2015. During his first season he amassed 1 712 runs across all three formats, highlighted by a pair of County Championship tons and three List A centuries.
Ingram’s fast start to his County career was dealt a blow in 2016, as he missed all of the first-class games through injury. He more than made up for it in the shorter formats however, as he scored 367 runs in the One-Day competition and helped his side to a T20 Blast quarter-final, courtesy of a record-equalling 29 sixes in the tournament.
Furthermore, Ingram provides another bowling option with his more than handy leg spin. In the final T20 match before the quarter-finals, he produced career-best figures of 3-20 against Somerset to ensure Glamorgan’s progression to the quarter-finals. He shone once again in the quarter-final as he bettered his career-best once again, this time returning match figures of 4-32 against the Yorkshire Vikings.
‘I am delighted to commit to Glamorgan,’ Ingram told Glamorgan Cricket’s official website.
‘I’ve been made very welcome at the club and have made a lot of friends, so it was an easy decision to extend my time here in Wales.’
Chief executive of Glamorgan, Hugh Morris, also expressed his delight at signing the South African for a further two seasons.
‘It is a big coup for Glamorgan to sign Colin for another two years. His experience and leadership will help develop our younger players, and hopefully enable us to build on the success we enjoyed in the white-ball game over recent seasons, so we can challenge for trophies’, Morris said.
Ingram played 31 ODIs and nine T20Is for the Proteas before signing a Kolpak contract with the Welsh club.