Mark Solway, right, with his brother Dean. Photo: Rohan Thomson
It's a position Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin and Test off-spinner Nathan Lyon have both held.
Now, promising spinner Mark Solway can add himself to the list of players to captain the ACT under-19 team.
Solway will lead the ACT into battle at the Australian under-19 championships in Hobart starting on Tuesday.
The 18-year-old takes over from older brother Dean, who skippered the team for the past two years, while dad Peter Solway is the leading run-scorer in the history of the Canberra first-grade competition.
While both Dean and Peter have made their marks with the bat, the youngest of the trio is developing into a talented off-spinner.
Mark knows a string of strong performances in the one-day and two-day games will give him the best chance of becoming the latest export from the ACT to secure a move interstate.
''There's been a fair few captains who have gone on to bigger and better things outside of Canberra, especially Brad Haddin and Nathan Lyon,'' Mark said.
''Hopefully, one day, I can be among them.
''These carnivals are held very highly with scouts everywhere, and state coaches will be watching. You see a lot of kids go from these carnivals earn rookie contracts.
''It's a good guide to see how you're progressing.''
Solway has been in fine form with Queanbeyan, taking six wickets in last week's second innings to ensure an outright victory against Ginninderra.
He works closely with ACT Comets coach Mark Higgs and also receives tips from Lyon whenever he is in Canberra.
''He talks about the tactical side of things, how to bowl to different batsmen and working out different ways to get them out,'' Solway said.
''We also talk about the technical side of bowling.
''Hopefully what works for him will also work for me too.''