Ex-Hampshire star will skipper Glamorgan

First published in Sport

Glamorgan have appointed Australian batsman Marcus North as their limited-overs captain for next season.

The former Hampshire batsman was seen as a coup for the Welsh side when he joined, with the 33-year-old, who has played in 21 Tests for his country, representing Glamorgan in all three formats in 2012.

He has clearly made an impression at the SWALEC Stadium as he will next year take charge of the Clydesdale Bank 40 and Friends Life t20 teams, both of which failed to progress beyond the group stage in the last campaign.

"I'm honoured to be recognised by the management and to be given the chance to captain Glamorgan in limited-overs format," said North, who had a short spell with Hampshire three years ago.

"The facilities and resources in Cardiff are fantastic, so whilst last year was a tough campaign in such a wet summer, with key injuries to key players, there were times we played well and at other times we let ourselves down.

"To compete it's about showing consistency and you need to do that within a game plan and structure that plays to your strengths.

"My one-day record is pretty good, having captained Western Australia on and off for eight years, I'm sure the extra responsibility will bring the best out of me as leader and player."

Mark Wallace will continue to lead Glamorgan in the LV= County Championship and the county's head of elite performance Matthew Mott believes they can prosper under a spilt captaincy.

"Both Marcus and Mark have wide ranging experience, so splitting the roles of captain between red and white ball cricket makes a lot of sense," said Mott.

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