FAIRFIELD Liverpool Cricket Club will have two captains for the new first grade season when it starts on Saturday, September 28.
Experienced batsman Ben Rohrer will take over as the "main man".
When Rohrer is playing for NSW at Sheffield Shield, Twenty20 or in limited overs games, left-arm spinner Luke Doran will step into the role.
Doran, 21, is also a member of the Cricket NSW squad and considered a future Sheffield Shield team player.
The club has a strong faith in Doran's leadership skills and, by making him Rohrer's deputy this season, they are schooling him for the role full-time down the track.
Rohrer replaces veteran all-rounder Anthony Clark as captain.
"Anthony is still playing and remains as club coach," Fairfield Liverpool Cricket Club president Richard Gerdes said.
With Clark as club coach and a senior member of the first grade team, he wants to purely concentrate on playing and not worry about the extra decision making that captaincy brings.
Clark, the spin bowling all-rounder, has led the Lions for a decade.
Gerdes, a former longtime player with the Lions, was recently elected president, replacing the retiring Richard Cook.
Cook remains a member of the club's committee and a delegate to Sydney Cricket Association.
Gerdes said there are a host of new faces on the committee who all want to make a contribution.
Rohrer, who grew up in Hammondville, has been a stellar performer for the Lions in first grade scoring 7183 runs, averaging 37.18, including 18 centuries, since debuting on January 15, 2000.
The left-handed batsman has also scored 1901 runs for NSW at first class level averaging 39, scoring four centuries and making 10 fifties.
Gerdes said Rohrer was now overseas playing with Antigua Hawksbills in the Caribbean Premier League.
Rohrer will again play for the Melbourne Renegades in the 2013 KFC T20 Big Bash League.
The Lions are back in pre-season training with a pre-season lunch on Saturday, September 14, at Canley Heights RSL Club, Wakeley, at 12.30pm.