DAVID LLOYD has been handed Glamorgan's One-Day Cup captaincy, describing it as a "really proud moment".

Former Brymbo ace Lloyd will become Glamorgan's first official Welsh captain since Mark Wallace led the county back in 2014.

Lloyd is no stranger to the role of captain, taking the reins when Chris Cooke was sidelined with an ankle injury last season.

Promoted from vice-captain in Cooke's absence, Lloyd led Glamorgan to three wins and four draws in County Championship Division Two, including a dramatic two-wicket win at Derby.

After the news of his One-Day Cup captaincy broke, the 27-year-old, pictured, told the Glamorgan club website: "I thoroughly enjoyed stepping in as captain and it’s a really proud moment to be asked to lead the side.

“We have a great bunch of lads at the club and a lot of talent in the squad, so there is no reason why we can’t build on last season’s improvement and reach the knockout stages of the competition.”

Glamorgan's director of cricket, Wallace, is pleased Lloyd accepted the invitation to captain the 50-over team.

“It’s great news for Glamorgan that David is taking over the 50-over captaincy," said Wallace.

“He showed many leadership qualities last year and did a good job under tough circumstances when he deputised for Chris."

Wicket-keeper Cooke will continue to lead the side in County Championship, while he will take over the captaincy duties in the T20 Blast from Colin Ingram.

Cooke enjoyed a successful first season in the post, guiding Glamorgan to fourth place in Division Two - their joint-highest position in the table since 2015.

“It was an honour to lead the club last year and I’m delighted to continue in the role,” said Cooke.

“We saw a lot of improvement in our Championship performances last season and it’s something we want to take into the Blast.

“It’s going to be an exciting season and we can’t wait to get started and hit the ground running in April.”

Wallace added: “He commands a lot of respect in the dressing room and deserves the opportunity to carry on his good work."