Big-hit­ter In­gram in BBL call-up


GLAM­OR­GAN bats­man Colin In­gram has been re­warded for his su­perb T20 form by be­ing snapped up to play Big Bash cricket for Ade­laide Strik­ers.

In­gram, 32, was Most Valu­able Player in the United King­dom’s T20 Blast in 2016 and has hit two cen­turies in 2017.

He is set to give up County Cham­pi­onship cricket af­ter this sea­son but will play lim­ited-overs cricket for Glam­or­gan in 2018 and 2019.

In­gram has pre­vi­ously played in the In­dian Pre­mier League for Delhi Dare­dev­ils but this year will be the first time the South African has played in the BBL.

The com­pe­ti­tion be­gins in De­cem­ber, mean­ing Miller’s Glam­or­gan com­mit­ments will not be af­fected.

Ade­laide Strik­ers are coached by former fast bowler Ja­son Gille­spie, who had a sea­son with Glam­or­gan and has also coached York­shire.

Gille­spie said: “The de­ci­sion was made that we’d look over the world for an over­seas bats­man and we found a qual­ity one in Colin.

“He gives it a whack. He has a lot of T20 ex­pe­ri­ence and adds a great deal to our bat­ting line-up. I know that he’s ab­so­lutely thrilled and he’s re­ally com­mit­ted and re­ally ex­cited to be link­ing up with us.”

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