North named Glamorgan skipper

Australian batsman Marcus North has been named Glamorgan captain for their limited-overs side next season.

The 33-year-old, who played 21 Tests for his country, impressed county bosses in his first season as an overseas player and will take charge of the Clydesdale Bank 40 and Friends Life t20 teams, both of which failed to progress beyond the group stage in the last campaign.

"I'm honoured to be recognised by the management and to be given the chance to captain Glamorgan in limited-overs format," said North.

"The facilities and resources in Cardiff are fantastic, so whilst last year was a tough campaign in such a wet summer, with key injuries to key players, there were times we played well and at other times we let ourselves down.

"To compete it's about showing consistency and you need to do that within a game plan and structure that plays to your strengths.

"My one-day record is pretty good, having captained Western Australia on and off for eight years, I'm sure the extra responsibility will bring the best out of me as leader and player."

Mark Wallace will continue to lead Glamorgan in the LV= County Championship and the county's head of elite performance Matthew Mott believes they can prosper under a spilt captaincy.

"Both Marcus and Mark have wide ranging experience, so splitting the roles of captain between red and white ball cricket makes a lot of sense," said Mott.