Kazi Szymanski, who has left Glamorgan after three seasons

KAZI Szymanksi is one of two players released by Glamorgan now the First Class season has come to and end.

Devonian Szymanski (20) signed a summer contract at the beginning of the year but failed to make an appearance for the 1st XI.

Academy graduate Szymanski, a right-arm seamer, made a name for himself taking eight Sussex wickets for 21 runs in a 2nd XI Championship game in 2018.

Torquay born Szymanski started his cricket career with Chelston & Kingskerswell CC then moved to Premier side Torquay in 2015. 

Szymanski was a member of the side that won the Premier title in his first season with the Recreation Ground club and had three seasons there around his commitments in school cricket at Kings Taunton.

Along with fellow Devonian Tom Lammonby, now with Somerset, Szymanski played in the 2015 Bunbury Festival at Malvern, where he was named bowler of the tournament.

As a 15-year-old playing Premier cricket and taking the new ball, it was inevitable First Class counties would show an interest in Szymanski.

Glamorgan got in first, offering Szymanski an academy spot in 2017, and his education included a tour to South Africa in early 2018 for an England Academies festival.

Szymanski played in Australia last winter for Fairfield-Liverpool CC and took 24 wickets during his stay, including that of Australian Test player Peter Nevill.

Although Szymanski went through the Devon age-group sides up to under-17 level, he did not play Minor Counties cricket for the county of his birth.

Wales registered Szymanski in 2018 for Minors cricket and used him as a T20 specialist for two seasons. 

Szymanski was part of the Glamorgan team that won the 2nd XI T20 competition earlier this year.

Glamorgan defeated Hampshire by one-run in a nail-biting final at the Arundel Castle Ground in Sussex. Lined up against Szymanski was his former Torquay team-mate Ryan Stevenson, who had shared new-ball duties in Torquay’s title-winning side in 2015.

Szymanski struggled for wickets in longer forms of the game for Glamorgan this season. In nine 2nd XI Championship games he took seven wickets at more than 70 runs each.

The other player whose contract was not renewed is all-rounder Tom Lawlor, another academy graduate.

Speaking of their departure from the club, director of cricket, Mark Wallace, said: “It's always sad when we have to let players go at the end of the season.

"I would like to thank Kazi and Jeremy for their hard work over the course of their careers so far and we wish them all the best for the future.”