GLEN Chapple will continue as the Captain of Lancashire County Cricket Club for a fifth season in 2013.

Having been appointed as captain in 2009, the pace-bowling all-rounder will lead the team during what will be his 22nd season at the Club.

He said: “I’m delighted to be Captain during what will be my fifth season in the role. We’ll be working hard, as always, during the winter to ensure that we progress in all competitions.”

Cricket director, Mike Watkinson, said: “Glen has the quality and fitness to lead by example. He will oversee a young squad in 2013 and his experience will be crucial as we look forward to a successful campaign in both Championship and One-Day cricket.”

Head coach Peter Moores added: “Glen's experience as captain over the last four years puts him in the ideal position to lead the Team back into the First Division. He has the respect of all the players and support staff and his commitment to the job is as strong now as when he was first appointed.”