May 24 2013 Latest news:
Friday, August 10, 2012
Rory Hamilton-Brown has relinquished the captaincy of Surrey, who will continue to be led by former England man Gareth Batty for the remainder of this season.
Veteran off-spinner Batty took over from Hamilton-Brown during the latter’s sabbatical following the death of his close friend and team-mate Tom Maynard in June.
Batsman Hamilton-Brown told the club’s official website: “I am honoured to have captained Surrey.
“It has been a privilege to have been in charge of a fantastic group of players - and what we achieved together is a great source of pride to me.
“I am only 24 and would now like to concentrate on my own game and try to achieve ambitions I have in the game by continuing to play well for Surrey.”
Surrey team director Chris Adams added: “I would like to thank Rory for everything he has achieved during his three years as captain.
“Having taken on the captaincy in 2010, winning a Lord’s final and securing promotion to Division One in 2011 were both fantastic achievements.
“He has undoubted talent and a desire to take his game to the next level. I hope he achieves all his ambitions within the game in the years to come.”