Oxfordshire Cricket Club has appointed its new captain and vice-captain ahead of the 2017 season.
Jonny Cater has been selected as captain of the senior men’s first team for the upcoming campaign, with Lloyd Sabin appointed as vice captain.
Cater takes up his new position following former captain Luke Ryan who stood down in November last year.
The club said 27-year-old Cater “was the clear choice to take on the role” having been vice captain for past three years.
The wicket-keeper batsman has made 50 county appearances since making his debut in 2011.
‘Cat’, who said he was “honoured” to be offered the role, has scored 2,619 runs including 17 half centuries and five centuries during this period and has taken 90 catches and made 17 stumpings.
Sabin will deputise as his vice-captain and the 22-year-old has played 55 times for Oxfordshire in either the Unicorns Championship or Trophy, scoring 2,135 runs including 12 half centuries and three hundreds in the process.
Oxfordshire Cricket chairman Chris Clements said: “I am delighted that Jonny has accepted the role as Oxfordshire’s captain in all forms of the game, he has an incredible hunger for the role and has always impressed when standing in as captain in recent years.
“He is a deeply committed individual who will no doubt look to continue the recent period of success Oxfordshire have enjoyed.”