Kraigg Brathwaite, the West Indian Test batsman, joined Glamorgan during September 2019 for their closing County Championship matches. His brief spell with the Welsh county followed similar stints with Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire during the previous two summers and stemmed from the unavailability of Marnus Labuschagne in Australia’s Ashes squad as well as the return of Shaun Marsh to Australia ahead of the start of the 2019/20 season.
The languid opening batsman made his debut for the Welsh county at New Road as Glamorgan met Worcestershire in a game Glamorgan needed to win to remain in the race for promotion. The game ended in a 155-run defeat for the Welsh county with Brathwaite making 19 in the first innings before being run out in bizarre fashion in the second without facing a ball at the non-striker’s end.
Kraigg atoned in the following match against Leicestershire at Sophia Gardens, making 44 and an unbeaten century which helped to lay the foundations for a 291-run victory over a lacklustre East Midlands team. This proved to be his fourth and final innings for Glamorgan as the final match, against Durham at Chester-le-Street, was badly affected by rain and did not even see the completion of the home team’s first innings.
BRATHWAITE, Kraigg Clairmonte
Born – St. Michael, Barbados, 1st December 1992.
Best performance for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 103* v Leicestershire at Sophia Gardens, 2019.