Timm van der Gugten enjoyed an outstanding first summer with Glamorgan in 2016 with the fast-medium bowler claiming 82 wickets in all formats and deservedly being voted the Club’s Player of the Year. Amongst the highlights were five ‘five-fors’ in Championship cricket plus an explosive 4/14 against Surrey at The Kia Oval as he marked his debut in the NatWest T20 Blast with an outstanding performance against the much-vaunted opponents.
He struggled with injury however during 2017 but bounced back in 2018 taking 68 wickets in all formats, including career-best figures of 7/42 against Kent, besides playing some valuable innings including helping Chris Cooke add 61 off 26 balls to see Glamorgan to victory over Essex in their T20 match at Chelmsford.
Born in Sydney to Dutch parents, Timm has featured in domestic cricket in Australia, and through his Dutch passport, he has played in four One-Day Internationals and nineteen International Twenty20 matches for the Netherlands. He made his first-class debut in 2011 for New South Wales, and since 2012 he has been playing for Tasmania and the Hobart Hurricanes, in addition to appearing for Northern Districts in the T20 in New Zealand.
Timm made his debut in international cricket during March 2012 for the Netherlands against Afghanistan in Sharjah, whilst in 2013/14 he appeared for the Dutch side in the ICC World Twenty20 competition in Bangladesh. The highlight of the competition for Timm and the Netherlands side came at Chittagong on where they defeated England by 45 runs in a group game, with Timm claiming the wicket of Eoin Morgan during a frugal spell. 2021 also saw Timm play in The Hundred for the Trent Rockets.
VAN DER GUGTEN, Timm
Born – Hornsby, New South Wales, 25th February 1991.
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In First-class cricket – 85* v Yorkshire at Headingley, 2021; 7/42 v Kent at Sophia Gardens, 2018.
In List A cricket – 21 v Somerset at Taunton, 2016; 3/33 v Gloucestershire at The SSE SWALEC, 2016.
In T20 cricket – 34* v Birmingham Bears at Edgbaston, 2020; 4/14 v Surrey at The Oval, 2016.