Hamish Marshall has been appointed Gloucestershire vice-captain for the coming season.
The 33-year-old former New Zealand Test batsman made his debut for the club back in 2006 and agreed a new contract during this winter.
During his time with Gloucestershire, Marshall has proved himself an excellent mentor to younger players as well as establishing himself as a first team regular in all forms of cricket.
Last season he and Kevin O’Brien produced a record Twenty20 partnership of 192 against Middlesex at Uxbridge, both scoring centuries.
Marshall said: “I am extremely excited about this opportunity to assist Alex Gidman as a leader in the team and look forward to the start of the season.”
Gidman added: “Hamish’s role won’t change that much because he is already an excellent role model for our young players.
“But I wanted someone to work alongside me and become involved in the selection process. I have not had a vice-captain since I became skipper and it will be good to have Hamish there in an official role to support me.”