Toby Radford to leave West Indies to take over at Glamorgan

Former Middlesex and Sussex batsman Toby Radford has been appointed head coach of Glamorgan.

Caerphilly-born Radford takes over from Australian Matthew Mott, who was in charge at the club for three seasons.

Radford, 41, is currently assistant coach and specialist batting coach with the West Indies.

"He is a proud Welshman and is looking forward to working with our players and nurturing local talent," said incoming chief executive Hugh Morris.

"Toby has built a strong reputation as one of the most talented young cricket coaches in England and Wales, and his experience of managing and developing some world-class cricketers will be a great asset to our club."

Radford emerged as a potential replacement for Mott in August after former England Test players Robert Croft and Steve Watkin had both confirmed they were interested in the role.

Radford was part of the coaching team which guided the West Indies to victory in the ICC World T20 in Sri Lanka in 2012.

He also had a hand in establishment of the the West Indian Cricket Academy and led Middlesex to the domestic Twenty20 title in 2008.

"I look forward to working with Hugh Morris and the playing and coaching staff of Glamorgan in bringing success back to the county I supported as a youngster," said Radford.

"It was great to see the team reaching a Lord's final at the end of the season, and I believe we have a wonderful opportunity of building on this success and developing a team of which the Welsh nation can be proud."

Glamorgan were beaten by Nottinghamshire in the final of the YB40 on 21 September.

It was the Welsh county's first appearance in a Lord's final in 13 years.