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Amy Gordon has been appointed the new Surrey captain, taking over the reins from Aylish Cranstone.

22-year-old Gordon has come through the Surrey pathway, playing for the Club since the u-9 age group. She made her senior T20 debut against Worcestershire in 2016, before making her List A debut against the same opponent in the 2017 Royal London Women’s One Day Cup.

Gordon already has considerable experience of captaining Surrey’s young squad, having performed the role for large parts of the last season, in the absence of Cranstone, who had to miss games due to injury or was away on duty for South East Stars. The 22-year-old was also the skipper of several Surrey age-group teams over the years.

Gordon has the skills to influence games with the bat and the ball. She averaged 65 in the Vitality County T20 last season, hitting a scintillating half-century in the victory against Oxfordshire. She also has something of a golden arm as a bowler, picking up over 30 wickets in her Three Feathers career so far.

Over the years, the allrounder was a part of the Surrey Stars squad, playing the Kia Super League in 2019, and has also featured for South East Stars in the Rachael Heyhoe-Flint trophy.

Amy Gordon said: “It’s an incredible honour to be leading the team where I started my cricketing journey! I love the Club and, having had the exposure of captaining the side last season, I feel ready and excited for this opportunity.

“I’ve had the privilege of learning so much from Aylish over the years, and will do my very best to carry on her efforts and push the team forward.”

Katherine Robson, Head of Women and Girls Pathway at Surrey CCC, said: “It’s a significant opportunity for Amy to lead the team and I am confident she will bring her energy and tactical acumen to the role. Amy has been a player for Surrey for more than a decade and understands very well what it means to represent the Club.

“Amy has already shown that she can shoulder responsibility beyond her years. She did a great job last season in supporting what was a squad of young and upcoming players.

“I would like to thank Aylish for her commitment and passion on and off the pitch as the Surrey skipper! She has been a terrific role model for many young cricketers over the years.”

Gordon and her Three Feathers will be fighting for four trophies in the upcoming packed summer of cricket, which begins on Sunday, 21 April against Hampshire in the ECB’s returning 50-over county competition.

2024 will also provide opportunities to the newly appointed skipper to help Surrey defend the London Cup against Middlesex at The Kia Oval on Tuesday, 11 June as well as bring back the London Championship and Vitality County T20 trophies to Kennington.