Chapple To Continue As Lancashire Captain

Chapple To Continue As Lancashire Captain
Chapple To Continue As Lancashire Captain
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Lancashire have announced that all-rounder Glen Chapple will continue as club captain for the 2010 season, which will be his 19th season at the club.

Chapple, 35, took on the captaincy last season, taking 35 wickets and scoring 390 runs in the LV County Championship, where Lancashire finished fourth.

“It’s an honour to be asked to continue as captain of Lancashire for next season," Chapple said. 

"Captaincy certainly comes with extra responsibilities, but I believe I’ve shown it’s a role I feel confident in performing.  I received great support from head coach Peter Moores and my fellow team mates this year, and I look forward to leading the squad onto greater achievements next season.”

Moores said; “It’s great news that Glen has accepted the captaincy for next season.  Over the past year we have built a strong relationship and share the same vision for the club, and I look forward to working with Glen next season in his role as captain.”

Chapple made his debut for Lancashire in 1992, receiving his cap in 1994, and has since made over 200 first-class appearances for the club as well as over 250 One-Day starts, being capped once by England in 2006 in a One-Day International against Ireland before an injury ruled him out of further selection that year.

© Cricket World 2009

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