Glamorgan have appointed Jacques Rudolph as Club captain for season 2015 for all cricket.
Rudolph scored almost 2,000 runs for Glamorgan’s 1st XI in 2014, winning the Club’s List A player of the year award. He amassed 575 runs at an average of 82.14 to become the country’s leading run-scorer in the 50-overs competition and against the Sussex Sharks at Hove smashed an unbeaten 169, which broke Glamorgan’s List A record set by Viv Richards, as the Welsh county cruised to a target of 330 to win the game.
“I’m very honoured and privileged to accept the invitation to lead Glamorgan,” said Rudolph “I thoroughly enjoyed my first season with in Wales, but next year is a new challenge and following a number of changes I’m really looking forward to some exciting times ahead.
“There were some encouraging signs last summer, especially as we came within one run of reaching Twenty20 Finals Day, but I’ve always set myself very high standards and I want to rectify a few things from 2014, especially in four-day cricket, as I feel we are a better team than what our final league position suggests.
“During the closing half of the summer we saw some good young talents emerge in batsman Aneurin Donald, plus spinners Kieran Bull and Andrew Salter,” Rudolph added. “We must be patient with young players, but by helping to oversee their development, plus with the addition of our new recruits alongside a strong senior group already in our dressing room, Glamorgan can be a force in both four-day and one-day cricket. I’m really looking forward to returning to Glamorgan to create a winning team of which Wales can be proud.”
Glamorgan chief executive and director of cricket Hugh Morris said, “A leader on and off the field as well as being a genuinely likeable person, Jacques brings a wealth of experience to the role having been appointed captain of the Titans in 2010/11, as well as leading the South Africa A team and deputising in county cricket for Andrew Gale during his time with Yorkshire. He leads from the front and has shown throughout his career, and in his first season at Glamorgan, that he is a true professional and role model for younger players.”
“Mark Wallace has done a fine job as Club Captain during the course of the past three years, demonstrating tremendous dedication and commitment to the role and he will continue to be a valued and experienced voice in the dressing room and on the field within a leadership capacity.”
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