Lloyd appointed Club captain as Cooke steps down

15 Dec 2021 | Cricket

Glamorgan Cricket can announce that all-rounder David Lloyd has been appointed as our new Club captain.

Lloyd, 29, takes over the reins from Chris Cooke who has stepped down from the role after a three-year spell in charge.

The North Walian will lead the LV= Insurance County Championship and Vitality Blast sides, while Kiran Carlson will continue to captain the Royal London Cup team after winning the tournament this year.

The 23-year-old Cardiff-born batsman has also been named as Glamorgan’s vice-captain for both the four-day and 20-over competitions.

Lloyd was appointed as vice-captain in 2019 and led the side while Cooke was ruled out with injury, steering the team to three wins and four draws in the County Championship.

In doing so he became the first Welshman to be appointed as captain of Glamorgan since Mark Wallace in 2014 and the first Glamorgan cricketer, born in North Wales, to receive the honour since Wilf Wooller in 1947.

Lloyd made his debut for the Welsh county in 2012 and has made 196 appearances for the club across all formats, scoring 6,116 runs and taking 105 wickets.

He was presented with his club cap by Matthew Maynard in 2019 during the County Championship match against Gloucestershire at Newport CC.

On being named as captain, 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.

“We also think he’ll work very well in partnership with Kiran Carlson, who steps up as vice-captain after he showed an aptitude and talent for leadership during the Royal London Cup victory.”

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