Surrey captain Rory Hamilton-Brown is to take a break from Surrey CCC. It is hoped that by taking a break from the game, Hamilton-Brown will be able to return the side in due course.
Speaking today, Rory Hamilton-Brown said: “I have decided to take a break from cricket. I am grateful to the club for their support and understanding of my decision and I look forward to returning to the game where I will hope to contribute and take forward my form of recent seasons.”
Chief Executive Richard Gould stated “Tom’s death has affected many people, and he and Rory were great friends. Rory now needs some time out, and the Club is keen to provide whatever support we can. Rory has performed very well both as Captain and as one of our leading players over the last three years, and we look forward to him returning when the time is right. The club would also like to express its appreciation for the support provided by the PCA over the last two weeks.”
Hamilton-Brown will be replaced as Captain by Gareth Batty, who has led the side in recent Friends Life t20 matches.