Chris Dent came through the Gloucestershire academy and has spent his entire career with the club

Batsman Chris Dent has signed a new two-year contract with Gloucestershire and has been made the new club captain.

The 27-year-old will lead the side in the County Championship and One-Day Cup this summer and will remain with the club until September 2020.

The opener takes over the four-day captaincy from Gareth Roderick and the 50-over role from Michael Klinger.

“I’m excited and proud to have the opportunity to captain Gloucestershire,” he said.