Andy Carter, a tall fast bowler, had two short spells on loan with Glamorgan in Championship cricket during 2015. At the time, he was contracted to Nottinghamshire but, having had an earlier spell on loan with Essex, he opted for further loan spells in a bid for regular first team cricket, as Glamorgan were looking for further cover in the seam bowling department following Michael Hogan sustaining a hamstring injury.
Born in Lincolnshire, Andy had made his first-class debut in 2009, and rose to prominence by being a frequent wicket-taker for Bracebridge Heath in the Lincoln Premier League. After success for his native county in the Minor County Championship he broke into the Nottinghamshire side, before being plagued by a series of injuries. He played on loan for Essex during 2010, before featuring in the England Lions tour to the West Indies in 2010/11.
A further spell on the sidelines thwarted Andy’s subsequent development and, having regained fitness in 2014, he was looking for first team opportunities. With Nottinghamshire having a battery of bowling talent, Andy agreed a loan spell with Glamorgan for three games in May, during which he claimed a dozen wickets. He headed back to Wales for a further spell during late June, but injuries to other players at Trent Bridge curtailed this second spell to just one game. Shortly after re-joining Nottinghamshire, Andy also broke down again with another injury.
Andy subsequently left the Nottinghamshire staff but he has continued his somewhat peripatetic career by playing for Derbyshire, Hampshire, Northamptonshire and Worcestershire.
Born – Lincoln, 27th August 1988.
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 21* v Leicestershire at Grace Road, 2015; 4/53 v Derbyshire at The SSE SWALEC, 2015.