A couple of hours ago, I was appointed captain of my club's second team for next season. We play in D Division East IIs of the Devon Cricket League.
I am the only player in the side between 20 and 30. We will likely be fielding a lot of enthusiastic younger players and a few oldies. Last year we finished 3rd from bottom by 1 point, and barring a good season three years ago have always been in danger of relegation. I myself am supposedly one of the better batsmen but have yet to translate friendly form into consistent league runs- check the My English Domestic Season thread for evidence of this stretching back three years. My goal for the season is to avoid relegation, pure and simple.
Does anyone have any pointers on captaincy? I have no experience of the job before although I have a good level of cricketing knowledge and I'd appreciate anything anyone can offer.