Alex Gidman, who has been captain at the County Ground for the past four years, is stepping down. He was previously vice-captain at Gloucestershire CCC and the club says that he filled the role on numerous occasions when Jon Lewis was away on England duty.
Gidman says he now wants more time to build his own game. He will remain as senior batsman in the squad.
The Director of Cricket at Gloucestershire says it has been a difficult time for Gidman as he worked with a young and developing squad.
Gloucestershire now faces the task of finding a worthy successor to Gidman. It could be that its new overseas signing for next season could take on the role.