Cricketer Matthew Maynard was born in Oldham, Lancashire in 1966, but was brought up in Menai Bridge , Anglesey where he was a pupil at Ysgol David Hughes.
After a short spell on Kent 's cricket team, Matthew joined Glamorgan in 1985 and a year later became the youngest ever Glamorgan player to score 1000 runs. Such displays drew the attention of England 's selectors and Matthew made his first Test debut against West Indies at The Oval in 1988 .
Maynard's quick-scoring talents have also been a key feature behind Glamorgan's success in one-day cricket in the 1990's, and in particular the Sunday League title in 1993. He has also set a host of batting records, the most recent being the county's record century-maker in 2004.
As captain he also led Glamorgan to the Championship title in 1997 and won the Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1998. 2000 was a memorable summer for Maynard as he led Glamorgan to their first appearance in a Lord's Cup final since 1977, and was also recalled to the England team for 2000 NatWest series.
Matthew was signed up in September 2004 to act as England assistant coach, and the following season announced his retirement, to concentrate on his new career.