Andrew Salter is amongst a handful of bowlers to have claimed a wicket with their first-ever delivery for the Welsh county first-class, with the off-spinner from Pembrokeshire taking a wicket on his Championship debut against Leicestershire at St. Helen’s in 2013. Together with Michael Hogan, he is the only Glamorgan cricketer to have played in two one-day finals for the Welsh county, having been part of the team which lifted the Royal London Cup in 2021.
He also nearly hit the headlines at T20 Finals Day at Edgbaston in 2017 as Andrew struck a series of sixes in the closing over, before being caught on the boundary’s edge in the Welsh county’s semi-final contest against the Birmingham Bears. During the summer, he also played a series of forthright innings in red-ball matches, making a fine 88 in the Championship match with Gloucestershire at Sophia Gardens.
Andrew made his Glamorgan 2nd XI debut in 2010 having also played for English age-group teams, chiefly as a batsman and an occasional bowler. However, he worked assiduously with his bowling and impressed many good judges in the Yorkshire Bank40 final against the Notts Outlaws at Lord’s in 2013 as he stepped into the mantle the club’s frontline off-spinner in white-ball cricket following the retirement the year before of Robert Croft.
In recent summers, Andrew has become something of a T20 specialist, claiming 31 wickets in the competition during 2018 and 2019, including a career-best 4/12 against Gloucestershire at Sophia Gardens. He had an extended run in the Championship team during 2021 and came close on a couple of occasions to scoring his maiden first-class hundred. He also won the Man-of-the-Match Award in the final of the Royal London Cup against Durham at Trent Bridge.
Andrew won his Glamorgan cap in 2022 – a season which also saw him take a career-best 7/45 against Durham at Sophia Gardens. He announced his retirement from professional cricket in August 2023.
SALTER, Andrew Graham
Born – Haverfordwest, 1 June 1993.
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 90 v Durham at Chester-le-Street, 2021; 7/45 v Durham at Sophia Gardens, 2022.
In List A cricket – 51 v Pakistan A at Spytty Park, Newport, 2016; 3/37 v Surrey at Sophia Gardens, 2021.
In T20 cricket – 39* v Somerset at Taunton, 2019; 4/12 v Gloucestershire at Sophia Gardens, 2019.