New captain for Kendal
Ross McMillan bowls out fellow countryman Ryan Bailey in 2008
Kendal's popular South African professional Ross McMillan will combine captaincy duties with his professional duties in 2009.
Explaining the move Kendal official Dave Sykes said: "Ross is an experienced captain and has just completed his second season skippering Kwa Zulu- Natal Inland. He will be seeking to build on the excellent base laid by Ikram Ullah last season.
"Ikram will again be behind the stumps but has extra business commitments this season and welcomes the appointment of Ross."
Kendal's1st XI squad look to have one new recruit for 2009 in 17-year-old Jack White. "A promising left-hand bat and more than useful medium pace bowler he will be a welcome addition to the squad," Sykes added.
McMillan hit his maiden first class hundred in his Kwa Zulu-Natal Inland's recent 85 runs victory over Namibia at Pietermaritzburg. McMillan was run out for 105 in the first innings and followed up with 58 in the second.
McMillan was the leading wicket-taker in Northern Premier League cricket in 2008, capturing 66 wickets at an average of 11. In his first season at Kendal he also hit 667 league runs at an average of 41.