Glamorgan Cricket on Wednesday announced that the club has appointed all-rounder David Lloyd as the new captain of the team. Lloyd, 29, succeeds Chris Cooke, who resigned down following a three-year tenure as manager.
The North Walian will captain the County Championship and Vitality Blast teams, while Kiran Carlson, who won the Royal London Cup this year, will continue to skipper the Royal London Cup team.
The 23-year-old Cardiff-born batsman will also serve as Glamorgan’s vice-captain in both the four-day and 20-over formats.
Lloyd was named vice-captain in 2019 and led the club to three wins and four draws in the County Championship while Cooke was sidelined with injury.
He became the first Welshman to be appointed as Glamorgan captain since Mark Wallace in 2014, and the first Glamorgan cricketer born in North Wales to do so since Wilf Wooller in 1947.
Lloyd debuted for the Welsh county in 2012 and has since appeared in 196 games for the club, hitting 6,116 runs and taking 105 wickets.
On being named the club skipper, David Lloyd, said: “I’m extremely honoured to be given the opportunity to captain Glamorgan.
“It obviously means a lot to me growing up as a fan, then coming through the ranks for Wales and the Glamorgan Academy.
“I really enjoyed the experience of captaining in 2019 and I’ve learnt a lot from Chris Cooke which will hopefully put me in good stead for the challenges ahead.
“It was fantastic for the club to win the Royal London Cup last year and now the goal is to push to improve in the other formats and bring more silverware to Wales.”
Director of cricket, Mark Wallace, added: “Chris has done a great job as captain over the past few years and has led the team with a lot of skill and dedication, but he has decided that now is the right time to step aside.
“David has been vice-captain for a few years and when he has had the chance to captain, he’s done an excellent job so he was the obvious choice to replace Chris.
“David’s hugely respected by everyone in the changing room and the way he stepped up to open the batting showed his leadership capabilities. He’s a very considered, measured player with an excellent cricket brain who we think will thrive with the captaincy.”