Law Named As New Lancashire Captain

Lancashire County Cricket Club has announced that Stuart Law will be Captain for the 2008 season. The 39-year old Australian, who is now a British citizen, takes over the captaincy from Mark Chilton who stood down in October. The Club’s General Committee met last night at Old Trafford to discuss the vacant position, and had a difficult decision to make considering the experience and talent in the squad. Since joining from Essex in 2002, Law has become one of the Club’s most prolific run scorers, amassing over 10,000* runs in all competitions – with a First Class Career average of 51.33. Stuart remains the most successful captain in Australian Domestic cricket, captaining Queensland to four 4-day National titles and two One Day Trophies – he is still Queensland's all-time leading run-scorer in first-class cricket. Law recently signed a new 12-month contract with Lancashire, which will see him remain at the club until at least the end of the 2008 season. © Lancashire CCC
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