Warwickshire County Cricket Club has confirmed that batsman Jonathan Trott has been appointed Vice-Captain for First Class Cricket and Ireland skipper and batsman William Porterfield named Vice-Captain for Limited Overs cricket.

Trott (35) made his First Class debut for the Bears in 2003 and has gone on to make 150 appearances to date, scoring 9,784 runs including 24 centuries. He was part of the Warwickshire squads that won the County Championship in 2004 and 2012 and won 52 Test, 68 One-Day International and seven International T20 caps for England, which includes three Ashes Series wins.

Porterfield (31) joined the Bears ahead of the 2011 season and has played an instrumental role in the recent success in T20 cricket, including the famous NatWest T20 Blast Finals Day victory at Edgbaston in 2014. He was appointed captain of Ireland in 2008 and has gone on to lead the team in two ICC Cricket World Cups and five ICC World T20s.

Dougie Brown, Warwickshire CCC Director of Cricket, said: “Jonathan and William are vastly experienced cricketers that have played at the highest level of the game for several years.

“Both are great role models for our younger members of the squad and we are delighted to confirm their appointment as our Vice Captains, who will be available to support Ian Bell on and off the field as required and as Warwickshire and the Birmingham Bears mount their challenge for trophies in the latter half of the season.”