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14th May 2010

Mustard takes on first team captaincy

The club is pleased to confirm that 27 year old wicket keeper, Phil Mustard, a long standing member of the squad, will take over the role. 

On his departure as captain, Will Smith, said, “I am disappointed that things have not worked out as captain. I will remain fully committed to ensuring that the club continue to prosper under Phil’s guidance.  He will add great spirit and character to the role and it is fitting that a North East lad is entrusted with it.”

Durham County Cricket Club Chairman, Clive W Leach CBE, said, “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Will Smith for his hard work and success in the past season. I wish him well in his future career with Durham CCC. 

“Appointing Phil was an easy task, he is totally committed to the Durham cause and I’m sure that with the support of the dressing room will take us forward over the coming months.”

Head Coach, Geoff Cook, said, “I’m delighted that Phil has accepted the role. This adjustment is an opportune time for us to kick start our season while at the same time giving Phil the chance to move his career up to the next stage.”

On his appointment as captain, Phil Mustard, said, “I’m honoured to have been offered the role of captain at the Club where I came up through the Academy and have spent the whole of my professional career.  I’m confident that with the help and support of my senior, experienced, team mates we’ll go from strength to strength.”