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David Lloyd to replace Chris Cooke as Glamorgan's club captain

Allrounder to lead Championship and T20 sides, Carlson will retain Royal London Cup captaincy

David Lloyd guided the Glamorgan chase, Kent v Glamorgan, Specsavers Championship, Division Two, Canterbury, September 27, 2017

David Lloyd will lead the Championship and Blast sides  •  Getty Images

David Lloyd will replace Chris Cooke as Glamorgan's club captain from the 2022 season, becoming the first Welshman since Mark Wallace to hold the position.
Lloyd, the 29-year-old allrounder, will lead the side in the County Championship and the T20 Blast, with Kiran Carlson - who captained the club to their first trophy since 2004 this summer - retaining the captaincy for the Royal London Cup, unless he is drafted in the Hundred.
Cooke, 35, has stepped back from the role despite an excellent season with the bat which saw him score four Championship hundreds. "This has not been an easy decision, but I feel that it is the right time, not only for myself, but also for the development of the squad," he said. "Throughout my tenure I have tried to improve the culture and performances at the club and I will take a lot of pride from what we have accomplished. I hope that I have helped to set an exciting course for this group of players."
Wallace, now Glamorgan's director of cricket, said: "Chris has done a great job as captain over the past few years and has led the team with a lot of skill and dedication, but he has decided that now is the right time to step aside."
Lloyd, a product of Wales' National Counties set-up and the Glamorgan academy, is also the first man from North Wales to become club captain since Wilf Wooller in 1947. He had been due to captain the side in the Royal London Cup in 2020 until Covid-19 forced the competition's cancellation, and Wallace described him as "the obvious choice".
"David's hugely respected by everyone in the changing room and the way he stepped up to open the batting showed his leadership capabilities," Wallace said. "He's a very considered, measured player with an excellent cricket brain who we think will thrive with the captaincy.
"We also think he'll work very well in partnership with Kiran Carlson, who steps up as vice-captain after he showed an aptitude and talent for leadership during the Royal London Cup victory."
Lloyd will be expected to lead a promotion challenge in the Championship after a busy off-season for Glamorgan, which has already seen them sign Eddie Byrom, Sam Northeast and James Harris, with Australians Marnus Labuschagne and Michael Neser due to return as overseas players.