|Player:||RDB Croft, DL Hemp|
Glamorgan Cricket has announced that Robert Croft has decided to give up the captaincy with immediate effect. David Hemp, senior professional under Croft, will take over as Captain.
Robert Croft said:
"In standing down at this time it gives the Club the opportunity to make an appointment for the longer term. I will, of course, give David my 100% backing in the remainder of my time in the Club and I will do all in my power to ensure my own game reaches the standards I set for myself. I want to place on record my thanks to the coaching staff, players, groundstaff and office staff who have supported me and to the members of the Club for their unstinting loyalty."
Chief Executive Mike Fatkin said:
"We are fortunate to have someone of David's experience and ability to take over. He will have his own ideas as to how to approach the captaincy and we will be talking with him in the coming weeks to ensure that we are providing the right framework of off-field support in order to enable him to start bringing about an improvement in the team's performances with effect from next season. David has the full support of everyone at the Club."
David Hemp said:
"I will relish the chance to lead the side. It is true that we've experienced a couple of difficult summers but I believe there is a lot of talent and ability within the squad and I'm really looking forward to working with the players and coaches in developing that talent and, ultimately, in trying to bring success back to Glamorgan Cricket. I will be sitting down with the Chief Executive and the Chairman in the coming weeks to discuss a variety of issues and agree on how we all want to go forward so that we're as well prepared as possible when the 2007 season starts."