Dalrymple to lead Glamorgan
Jamie Dalrymple has been named Glamorgan's new captain, succeeding David Hemp who was released after just one season in the job.
Last Updated: 25/10/08 11:47am
Jamie Dalrymple has been named Glamorgan's new captain, succeeding David Hemp who was released after one year in the job.
Dalrymple, 27, joined the Welsh county from Middlesex at the start of last season in an effort to reignite his international career.
The all-rounder played 27 one-day internationals for England before falling out of favour following the disappointing 2007 World Cup.
"I thoroughly enjoyed playing at Glamorgan last season and it is a great honour to be given the opportunity to captain a club with enormous enthusiasm and potential and such passionate supporters," Dalrymple told the county's official website.
"2008 saw substantial improvement on the field and I am looking forward to getting stuck in with the rest of the squad to the task of improving yet further to bring more winning cricket to our new first-class home at the SWALEC Stadium."
Cricket manager Matthew Maynard added: "Jamie was signed by Glamorgan due to his experience and strong character which are both key qualities for a captain.
"Having given Jamie the opportunity to lead the team against Essex at Southend during the season, it became overwhelmingly clear that he was the obvious choice for captain should David Hemp not continue at the club."
Glamorgan will be looking to improve on last season's eighth-place finish in Division Two of the LV County Championship.