Dan Douthwaite is a promising young all-rounder who joined Glamorgan’s staff in 2019 after graduating from Cardiff Met University.
The hard-hitting right-handed batsman and brisk seam bowler featured in age group teams in Surrey as well as for the county’s Academy. Some decent performances for Sutton CC in the Surrey Premier League saw Dan feature in 2nd XI cricket for Surrey from 2015 until 2018, besides also playing for Sussex 2nd XI during 2016.
However, it was Warwickshire who gave Dan a first taste of 1st XI action as he played for the West Midlands side in a List A match against West Indies A at Edgbaston during 2018. Having studied in Cardiff and trained at Sophia Gardens with the Cardiff MCCU side, Glamorgan were also closely following his progress having been impressed by his batting and bowling in the 2018 friendly at Sophia Gardens.
Shortly after Dan posted his maiden first-class hundred against Sussex for the Cardiff students at the start of the 2019 season, he was offered a summer contract with the Welsh country. This subsequently became a full-time deal after some impressive performances in white-ball and red-ball cricket with Dan’s feisty bowling at Derby contributing towards a victory in the Championship, whilst his maiden half-century for Glamorgan helped to save the game against Sussex.
Having also posted some decent performances in 2nd XI cricket, Dan was chosen as Glamorgan’s Most Promising Player of the Year at the end of the 2019 season. In 2018 Dan had also played at Lord’s for the MCC in a tri-angular T20 tournament against the Netherlands and Nepal.
2021 saw Dan come within four runs of a maiden County Championship hundred, against Durham at Chester-le-Street, besides making his debut for the Manchester Originals in The Hundred. Dan secured a berth in The Hundred in the Welsh Fire squad for 2023, but he did not make any further appearances in this format.
DOUTHWAITE, Daniel Alexander
Born – Kingston-upon-Thames, 8 February 1997.
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 96 v Durham at Chester-le-Street, 2021; 4/48 v Derbyshire at Derby, 2019.
In List A cricket – 52* v Sussex at Hove, 2019; 2/43 v Kent at Sophia Gardens, 2022.
In T20 cricket – 53 v Middlesex at Radlett, 2021; 4/23 v Gloucestershire at Bristol, 2023.