Allenby set to be named as Glamorgan T20 captain

Glamorgan are set appoint all-rounder Jim Allenby as their Twenty20 captain for the 2012 season.

Allenby is being lined up to skipper the short-form of the game, taking some of the pressure off Mark Wallace, the wicketkeeper, who has aleady been named as the county’s successor as captain to Alviro Petersen.

Australian-born Allenby had been one of four candidates for the club captaincy along with Wallace, Gareth Rees, and new overseas player Marcus North.

While Allenby is getting ready to take over the reins in T20 cricket, Wallace will lead the side in the County Championship and the Clydesdale Bank 40 competitions.

Appointing Allenby would be a shrewd move especially as he helped his former county Leicestershire to the Twenty20 Cup title in 2006.

And Glamorgan, who have announced they will be known in one-day cricket next season as the Welsh Dragons, will be hoping Allenby can inspire them to T20 glory on August 25 with the finals day actually being staged at the Swalec Stadium for the first time.

Glamorgan are yet to decide who will join Australian batsmen North as their second overseas player for the T20, while they are also hoping to tie up the signature of former England fast bowler Simon Jones.

Wallace had already announced he will also choose a permanent vice-captain for the season and that is now likely to be Allenby.

Meanwhile, young seamer John Glover and all-rounder Aneurin Norman have each signed new one-year deals.

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