Rory Hamilton-Brown has relinquished the captaincy of Surrey County Cricket Club. Gareth Batty will continue to captain the side until the end of the season.
During his time as captain, Hamilton-Brown won the Clydesdale Bank 40 at Lord’s and also saw Surrey promoted to Division One of the LV= County Championship. He became a crucial part of the club’s middle order, regularly scoring runs in all three formats of the game.
Following the death of his close friend Tom Maynard, Hamilton-Brown recently took a sabbatical from cricket, returning in the Clydesdale Bank 40 victory over Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge. He has recently been continuing his comeback for the Surrey Second XI.
Rory Hamilton-Brown said: ”I am honoured to have captained Surrey, the county I have played for since I was nine years old.
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, particularly our unprecedented record of only one defeat in 20 Clydesdale matches.
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”.
Chris Adams, Surrey CCC Team Director, 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.”Tweet