Tom to Captain Somerset again in 2018

Somerset County Cricket Club have today announced that Tom Abell will once again captain the side in the Specsavers County Championship in 2018.

The 23-year-old will also lead the Club in the Royal London One-Day Cup.

After the announcement was made at a press conference at the Cooper Associates County Ground today Tom said: “To captain Somerset County Cricket Club is a tremendous honour and I feel extremely privileged to have been asked to lead the team again in 2018.

“This truly is a special Club to play for and the support we get is second to none. The Members and supporters deserve to have something to celebrate and hopefully we can deliver that for them next season.

“There is a real buzz around the place at the moment and the lads can’t wait to get back out on the grass. Pre-season has gone really well so far and the attitude and effort from absolutely everyone has been first class.”

Somerset Director of Cricket Andy Hurry said: “Tom is an outstanding young man. There was never any doubt in my mind that he would captain the side again in 2018. He is a real leader both on and off the field and he epitomises everything about the culture that we have created here.

“In a bid to retain a certain degree of consistency we also feel that both Tom and the Club will benefit from him captaining in the Royal London One-Day Cup as well. Tom’s captaincy this season was excellent and he is without a doubt the right man for the job.”

A decision on a captain for the T20 Blast will be announced in the New Year.

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