Mark Frost graduated to the first-class game via club and League cricket in the West Midlands, Minor County cricket for Staffordshire and university cricket with Durham.
The fast-medium seam bowler had trials with several counties, including Lancashire, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire, before being offered a contract by Surrey. He played for the South London club between 1988 and 1989, and on the recommendation of Alan Butcher, his former colleague at The Oval, he joined Glamorgan in 1990.
Mark subsequently spent four years on the Welsh county`s staff, during which time he claimed 144 first-class wickets. He took over 50 wickets in 1990 and 1991, and won his county cap during the latter season which had seen the tall seamer produce career-best figures of 7/99 against Gloucestershire at Cheltenham. He also proved to be a useful performer in one-day cricket, although his opportunities were subsequently reduced by the acquisition of Roland Lefebvre, with Mark only playing once in Glamorgan’s side during their successful Sunday League season in 1993.
After retiring from first-class cricket, Mark worked for the Sports Council for Wales, before serving as Director of Cricket for the Cricket Board of Wales between 1999 and 2004. In January 2005 he rejoined the Sports Council for Wales before returning to Glamorgan and Cricket Wales during 2015 as Community Development Manager.
Born – Barking, 21st October 1962.
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 12 v Warwickshire at Edgbaston, 1990; 7/99 v Gloucestershire at Cheltenham College, 1991.
In List A cricket – 6* v Kent at Swansea, 1992; 4/25 v Worcestershire at New Road, 1990.