Wednesday 14 March 2007 

McGrath Accepts Yorkshire Vice-Captaincy

The Yorkshire County Cricket Club are delighted to announce that, following a meeting with his Captain Darren Gough and new Director of Professional Cricket, Martyn Moxon, Anthony McGrath has accepted the position of Vice-Captain at the Club. Anthony’s experience at The Yorkshire County Cricket Club and his knowledge of the playing squad will be extremely valuable in the coming season. Having reached agreement two weeks ago for Anthony to remain at Headingley Carnegie after several months of uncertainty it is a huge boost to the Club to have him as deputy for Darren Gough.

Martyn Moxon, who officially took over as Director of Professional Cricket last Thursday, 8th of March, commented, “This is another very positive piece of news for Yorkshire cricket fans. We have had an excellent first week back for pre-season training and the atmosphere has been tremendous. The lads are all looking forward to playing cricket again and having a fired-up Anthony McGrath as Vice-Captain will go down very well in the dressing room. Although Darren (Gough) is keen to play in every match, there will be times when we will need cover for him and Anthony has the necessary experience for this role”.

Anthony McGrath said, “It is great to be back in training with the lads and it feels like a different place. I have thought long and hard about Darren’s offer of the Vice-Captaincy position and how it might be received by everyone else at the Club with everything that has gone on over the past few months. However, it has been a great first week back. I’m very impressed with what Martyn and Darren have had to say and I’ve told them that I would be honoured to accept the role. I’m looking forward to the season now and just concentrating on my cricket again”.

The Yorkshire team will spend another week at Headingley Carnegie before heading off to La Manga on 26th March for 5 days as part of their pre-season preparation.