Wallace appointed as Glamorgan’s new captain

Glamorgan have appointed wicketkeeper Mark Wallace as club captain for 2012. Wallace, who recently signed a new three-year contract with Glamorgan, will replace Alviro Petersen, who returns to his South African commitments at the end of the season.

Wallace was one of four players to be interviewed for the role earlier this week along with Jim Allenby, Gareth Rees and new overseas signing Marcus North.

The 29-year-old, who made his debut for Glamorgan in 1999, aged just 17, has enjoyed a successful season setting a new personal milestone for runs in a County Championship season by surpassing his previous record of 856, set in 2003.

“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.”

Colin Metson, Glamorgan managing director of cricket, said: “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.”

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