Cricket: Hollioake succeeds Stewart as Surrey captain

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Alec Stewart has stepped down as the captain of Surrey after five years in the role. He is succeeded by Adam Hollioake, the vice-captain, who revealed his leadership potential when he led England A on their hugely successful tour of Australia this winter.

Surrey have made Stewart honorary club captain in recognition of his past service and achievements, which included leading the side to the AXA Equity & Law Sunday League title last season - their first success since lifting the NatWest Trophy in 1982. Stewart said: "I believe that this is in the best interests of both the club and myself, so that I can return the best results with bat and gloves. Obviously, this is something I have thought long and hard about."