Wallace takes Glamorgan reins
Glamorgan have named wicketkeeper-batsman Mark Wallace as their captain for 2012.
The Abergavenny-born 29-year-old will replace Alviro Petersen, who is to return to South Africa at the end of the current season.
Wallace made his debut for the county in 1999 at the age of 17 and recently signed a new three-year contract at the SWALEC Stadium.
He has enjoyed a fine season with the bat in 2011, scoring 901 runs in Division Two of the LV= County Championship prior to this week’s penultimate match against Middlesex.
“This is a very proud moment for me,” said Wallace. “It is a great honour to be appointed captain of my county and I hope I can follow in the famous and illustrious footsteps of my predecessors.
“I am delighted to receive this personal accolade but my job now is to help the team achieve what I know we are capable of, and bring success back to Glamorgan.”
Glamorgan managing director of cricket Colin Metson added: “We are delighted Mark has accepted the role of club captain for 2012.
“He has been a senior player for a few years now and is a very experienced cricketer who can take this team and the club to the next level.
“The other three candidates, Jim Allenby, Marcus North and Gareth Rees, were all very strong, and the interview panel was very impressed in the way they approached the whole process.”