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Michael Hogan ready to finally start his Glamorgan career

Michael Hogan: Glamorgan career set to get off the last

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Glamorgan's pre-season hopes have been boosted by the confirmation that Michael Hogan will finally be joining the county under his British passport.

Hogan had been due to link up with the Welshmen towards the end of last season but decided to see out his contract with Western Australia before giving up the domestic game down under completely.

Coach Justin Langer tried his hardest to persuade Hogan to stay on but he has decided to leave for Glamorgan where he will bid to replace James Harris, who left for Middlesex over the off-season.

The 31-year-old, who will spend the next two seasons with the county, took 130 wickets at 27.66 in the Sheffield Shield during his four years in Perth.

"He has been an excellent servant of WA cricket over the past four years," Langer said. "He made a positive impact during his time here, not only as an outstanding bowler but a popular team member as well.

"Michael has also been an excellent role model, leader and example to all, that if you persevere and work hard, regardless of your age, then you can forge a successful career as a professional cricket player. He will be missed and we wish Michael all the best in the UK."