Gareth Roderick: Wicketkeeper-batsman named Gloucestershire's four-day captain

Gareth Roderick
Gareth Roderick was part of the Gloucestershire team which won the One-Day Cup in 2015

Gloucestershire have appointed wicketkeeper-batsman Gareth Roderick as their captain in four-day cricket.

The 24-year-old has scored over 2,500 runs for the county since joining in 2012, and signed a contract to remain at the club until 2018 in January.

Australian batsman Michael Klinger will remain limited-overs captain for the County Championship Division Two side.

"He is an integral part of our four-day team and has the qualities to lead the side," head coach Richard Dawson said.external-link

"He speaks his mind, is very clear in what he wants to achieve, and has the full backing of the dressing room.

"There are a number of senior players in there who will able to support him and it's a great opportunity for him."