North offers new direction to Glamorgan
Marcus North will lead Glamorgan in one-day cricket next summer, with Mark Wallace retaining the club captaincy.
Veteran batsman North, who is to spend a second year at the SWALEC Stadium in 2013, brings vast experience to his new role, having skippered Western Australia for several seasons while also representing his country in 21 Tests.
“I'm honoured to be recognised by the management and to be given the chance to captain Glamorgan in limited-overs format,” said North.
“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.”
Glamorgan adopted a split-captaincy approach this year, with Jim Allenby taking over the reins for the Friends Life t20 campaign.
Wallace, recently awarded a benefit by the club, added: “I felt the split captaincy worked well last year for both myself and the team. I look forward to leading the side in the County Championship while giving my full support and backing to Marcus North for one-day cricket.”
The club’s head of elite performance, Matthew Mott, said: “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.
“I would like to personally acknowledge 2012 player of the year Jim Allenby for his understanding during this change in leadership. Jim led the t20 campaign last year very well considering the conditions that we encountered. Jim does have great leadership attributes and captaincy ambitions and he is a key player for Glamorgan going forward.
“However, Marcus has had a year with us so, although it will be a transition for him, it's an opportunity to make a big change with our on-the-field resolve and ultimately perform better on the field. Marcus is a leader, with great cricket credentials, and is passionate about making a difference at Glamorgan.”