Ingram signs for Glamorgan

The 29-year-old, who has played 31 one-day internationals and nine Twenty20 internationals with the last coming 12 months ago against Pakistan in Dubai, will be registered under the Kolpak ruling.

Director of cricket Hugh Morris said: "Signing a player of Colin Ingram's undoubted calibre and experience is a great boost.

"Our strategy is to develop a team with a strong Welsh identity, but we have always said that we need pillars of experienced players in key positions to supplement our home grown talent."

The left-hander has a first-class batting average of just over 37 runs, with eight hundreds and 20 half-centuries.

His average in 50-over cricket is over 40, including making three half-centuries for Somerset in last season's Royal London One-Day Cup. He also played one first-class and four Twenty20 games for the club.

Ingram added: "I'm delighted to be joining Glamorgan. I had my first taste of playing county cricket with Somerset and I enjoyed it.

"I've spoken to Jacques Rudolph about the club and I'm looking forward to the challenge and to playing with my new team-mates."

  Colin Ingram, pictured batting at the SWALEC Stadium for South Africa, has joined Glamorgan under the Kolpak ruling
Colin Ingram, pictured batting at the SWALEC Stadium for South Africa, has joined Glamorgan under the Kolpak ruling