NORTHANTS Bowling Federation are pleased to announce that Roger Martin has been appointed the new Adams Trophy team captain.

Vastly experienced at county level, both indoors and out, he replaces John Earl, who stepped down following last year's abortive season, and he has named another highly experienced campaigner Mick Linnell as his vice-captain.

So it means the two county teams will have new men at the helm this summer, with immediate past president Dick Noble set to lead the Newton Trophy team, having seen his takeover from Cliff Watson delayed by a year because of the pandemic, his vice-captain being Dave Corney.