Tom Smith to take over as captain of Lancashire

"Smith was named Lancashire's Player of the Year last year"

Smith was named Lancashire’s Player of the Year last year

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Tom Smith has replaced Glen Chapple as captain of Lancashire since the latter will have his hands tied with a coaching and playing role.

It has also been announced that Steven Croft has been appointed as the club’s vice-captain.

Smith was named Lancashire’s Player of the Year last year for scoring 773 County Championship runs at an average of 33.60. He also took 54 wickets at an average of 20.46.

“Tom has all the right ingredients of a good leader,” Lancashire head coach Ashley Giles said. “He is well-respected, he plays all forms of the game, is a good professional, extremely mature and a good communicator.

“He is a guy who has come through the Lancashire system and knows exactly what it means to play for such a great county. The same can also be said of our new vice-captain, Steven Croft, who is another exceptional individual.

“Glen has done a fantastic job. He has moved into coaching and this is now an opportunity for the next generation of leaders. I believe the future of the Club is in good hands.”

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