Lord's-based side London Spirit are delighted to announce England international Dan Lawrence as their Men’s Captain going into the 2023 season, replacing the recently retired Eoin Morgan.
Lawrence has starred with bat and ball for Spirit over the last two years, since being selected in the original Hundred Draft as the team’s local icon.
The 2022 season saw him score 129 runs and take 5 wickets, including a magnificent Player of the Match performance against Welsh Fire at Lord’s, in which he both top scored with the bat and took the best ever figures by a Spirit bowler.
“It’s a real honour to be asked to captain this side,” said Lawrence. “Following on from England’s greatest white-ball captain is a huge challenge, but one I’m really excited to be taking on. We’ve got a talented group of players coming back this season, and it’s a great chance to build on last year’s strong performance. I can’t wait to lead the team out in front of a packed ground at Lord’s.”
"He is tactically astute and is a very popular and respected member of the dressing room"
London Spirit General Manager Fraser Stewart added: “We are delighted that Dan has agreed to captain London Spirit’s men’s team this year. He is tactically astute and is a very popular and respected member of the dressing room. It’s also pleasing that he’s a local player from one of our partner counties, Essex, whose fans we hope will come to Lord’s to support Dan and the London Spirit teams.”