Friday 8 February 2008 

Nicky Boje Named As Northamptonshire Captain

34-year-old Nicky Boje has been appointed as Captain of Northants for the 2008 season. During his short spell with the club last season Nicky impressed everyone with his professionalism and attitude and it was thus an easy decision to make.

In four LV Championship matches Nicky averaged over 41 with the bat with a high score of 125, he also took 16 wickets at an average of 23.

Nicky commented “being asked to Captain Northants is a great honour and one I could not have imagined just a few days ago. I thoroughly enjoyed my short time at the Club last year and I was delighted to be able to make a contribution. I look forward to leading a very strong team and target promotion to Division one of the Championship and the Pro40 as the main objectives.”

Chief Executive Mark Tagg said. “It is clear that we need an experienced capable captain who can bring the best out of the talents available. With David Sales taking himself out of contention the unanimous choice of the Board is that Nicky Boje should be asked to take up the challenge.”

David Capel said “With David Sales deciding to step down as Captain; Northants Cricket is fortunate to have somebody of the calibre and proven track record that Nicky has in performing this role. He has the full support of the Club; we all wish him every success and look forward to working closely with him”.

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