Ed Joyce will captain Sussex next season with Chris Nash as his vice-captain

Last Updated: 18/10/12 11:22am

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Ed Joyce: New captain at Hove

Ed Joyce: New captain at Hove

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Ed Joyce has been named as Sussex captain for the 2013 season with Chris Nash as his vice-captain.

Joyce took over the captaincy midway through the summer when Michael Yardy stood down, guiding them to the semi-finals of the Clydesdale Bank 40 and fourth in Division One.

Nash will take over when Joyce is away with Ireland and the county's cricket manager Mark Robinson is pleased with the appointments.

Robinson said: "We are delighted to announce as Ed as captain next year and Chris as vice-captain.

"Ed stepped in to Michael's shoes seamlessly last season and formed a strong alliance with Nashy. They both bring a wealth of experience and knowledge and I am excited at working with them for the good of Sussex Cricket."

Joyce said: "It is a great honour and privilege for me to be given the chance to captain Sussex in 2013.

"I hugely enjoyed doing the job for the last few months of the 2012 season and, having gone close this year, I feel very strongly we can bring some silverware back to Hove next year."

"With Murray Goodwin moving on and Rory Hamilton-Brown re-signing, the team will be slightly in transition next year.

"But it should also be a very exciting time for the club with a younger side and perhaps some more opportunities for the younger members of the squad to show what they can do.

"I'm really looking forward to helping these guys develop, along with Chris as vice-captain and Mark Robinson and the coaching team. We will all be working as hard as possible to try and bring as much success as Yards has had in his time as captain."

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