Jimmy Adams has revealed that he will remain in his role as Hampshire captain next season.
The 32-year-old suggested midway through the last campaign that he would consider stepping down but now claims that he is ready to push for promotion again.
"I feel I can take it on and give it a good go," Adams told BBC Radio Solent.
"There are some parts that are hugely rewarding and very enjoyable. Whether you are captain or a batsman, there will be times when it is tough.
"There were times at the end of the last year when I couldn't get the balance right between getting away from it and recharging. It is something you learn from. We have a clear idea of how we want to go ahead."
Hampshire finished fourth in Division Two last season.