Middlesex opt for dual-captaincy approach
Chris Rogers will skipper Middlesex on a permanent basis in the LV= County Championship next season, but Neil Dexter remains club captain.
Australian Rogers took the reins in April after Dexter relinquished the duties - at the time temporarily - in a bid to rediscover his form.
The move paid dividends for Dexter, who got back to his best towards the end of the campaign but did not reclaim the captaincy.
As a result, Rogers will continue to lead the side in the longer form, while Dexter remains at the helm in limited-overs cricket.
Managing director of cricket Angus Fraser said: “Overall 2012 was a pretty good year for the club. In two competitions - the LV= County Championship and Clydesdale Bank 40 - we continued to make healthy progress, which was extremely satisfying.
“A lot of credit for this must go to the two captains we used. Each possess outstanding qualities. It therefore felt right to leave the arrangements as they were for 2013 and both Neil and Chris were happy with this being the case.
“The challenge for Neil and Chris, indeed everyone at Middlesex, is to build on what we have achieved in the past two seasons.
“We still have a long way to go to become the side I believe we can be and having coped admirably last season in Division One (Middlesex finished third) the coming season is a big season for us.
“We cannot afford to sit back and think we have cracked it; we need to push on to become a real title threat in all forms of the game.
“I believe the captaincy arrangements we have put in place give Middlesex the best chance of achieving this.”