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Warwickshire appoint Trott and Porterfield as vice-captains

Jonathan Trott
Jonathan Trott is now Warwickshire's vice-captain in first-class cricket
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Jonathan Trott has been appointed as Warwickshire's first-class vice-captain and William Porterfield is to occupy the same role in limited overs cricket.

Both players have considerable domestic and international expereince and they will support Ian Bell, who leads the Bears in all formats.

Trott, 35, made his first-class debut for Warwickshire in 2003, going on to make 150 appearances for the club, winning the County Championship in 2004 and 2012 as well as playing 52 Tests, 68 One-Day Internationals and seven Twenty20 Internationals for England.

Porterfield joined Warwickshire from Gloucestershire ahead of the 2011 season and helped them win the T20 Blast in 2014. He first captained Ireland in 2008 and has led them in two ICC Cricket World Cups and five ICC World T20 events.

Dougie Brown, Warwickshire CCC Director of Cricket explained: "Jonathan and William are vastly experienced cricketers that have played at the highest level of the game for several years.

"Both are great role models for our younger members of the squad and we are delighted to confirm their appointment as our vice-captains, who will be available to support Ian Bell on and off the field as required and as Warwickshire and the Birmingham Bears mount their challenge for trophies in the latter half of the season."

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