Malcolm Johnson has stood down as first team captain of Bexhill Cricket Club.
Johnson announced his decision at training last Thursday and vice-captain Jack Richardson took over the reins for the visit of Preston Nomads yesterday (Saturday).
Johnson feels this will allow him to concentrate on scoring the heavy runs that Bexhill need without the burden and pressure that comes with captaining a Sussex Premier League side.
One of the club’s more successful captains, Johnson led Bexhill to promotion to the Sussex Premier League last year and the last 64 of the ECB Royal London Club Championship this year, as well as to the final of the Gray-Nicolls Sussex T20 Cup in 2012 and the semi-finals this year.
A Bexhill CC spokesman said: “The club wish to thank Malcolm for all the hard work and commitment he has put in, and hope that in the future he will be able to stand again.”