Gloucestershire captain Jon Lewis has announced that he will stand down from the position to concentrate on his bowling.
The former England seamer has led the county for the past three seasons but at 33 years of age is looking to prolong his career as best he can.
"I have been extremely proud to be captain of Gloucestershire over the past three seasons," he said. "I would like to thank the supporters for their commitment to me and the team.
"I have given my all to the cause and thoroughly enjoyed the challenge but feel the time is right for a fresh start.
"I look forward to focusing on improving my game so that I can play my best cricket for Gloucestershire."
Chief executive Tom Richardson added: "We all wish to thank Jon Lewis for his efforts for the club as captain for the past three years.
"This year, in particular, he has taken on significantly more responsibility and we are extremely grateful to him.
"As an experienced senior player and international cricketer he still has a great deal to offer both on and off the field."