Ed Foster steps down as Shrewsbury cricket captain

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Shrewsbury skipper Ed Foster, one of Shropshire cricket's most successful captains, will stand down at the end of the season.

Foster will bring six trophy-laden years to a conclusion after next Saturday's match with Berkswell.

The 27-year-old told BBC Radio Shropshire: "There has certainly been a lot we have achieved as a team.

"I just think it's the right time for a change after six years and to freshen things up."

Shrewsbury team manager Trevor Shepherd added: "He turned the club around and has led us to some fantastic times."

Foster - who will continue to play for the club and captain Shropshire - steered his side to Birmingham League Premier Division glory for the first time in 2010, and followed that up with an historic National Knockout success 12 months ago.

But Foster admitted handing over the London Road reins had been a consideration for some time.

"I thought about it last year but the fact that the chairmanship was changing (Andy Barnard stepped down) convinced me to stay on for some continuity," he said.

"There has certainly been a lot we have achieved as a team. I just think it's the right time for a change after six years and to freshen things up."

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