Andrew Ellis calls time on 18-year cricket profession


Andrew Ellis, the 37-year previous Canterbury all-rounder, has pulled the plug on his cricketing profession. Ellis finishes his profession as solely the second participant in New Zealand’s historical past (after Todd Astle) to characteristic in a minimum of 100 matches in all of the three codecs of the sport. In a profession that spanned 18 years, Ellis featured in 105 FC matches, 109 Listing-A video games and 117 T20 matches.

A two-time winner of New Zealand’s home , Ellis finishes his profession with 8644 runs and 494 wickets throughout all of the three codecs of the sport. Having spent the final eight months working part-time as a regional supervisor, Excessive Efficiency Sport New Zealand, Christchurch, Ellis is now hoping to take up the function on a full-time foundation.

Certainly one of Canterbury’s biggest ever all-rounders, Ellis was additionally a part of 5 Plunket Defend profitable campaigns for Canterbury and in addition led his state to success within the 2016-17 season. Whereas he was extraordinarily profitable within the home circuits, Ellis could not translate his potential into efficiency on the worldwide degree. He featured in 15 ODIs and 5 T20Is for New Zealand since making his 50-over debut towards Zimbabwe in the course of the 2011-12 season and returned fairly modest numbers.

Ellis made his debut for Canterbury in the course of the 2002-03 season and was a recent of former Canterbury and present New Zealand coach, Gary Stead.

“Elly will all the time stand out to me by way of his work ethic and need to enhance and higher himself, particularly early in his profession when he would usually be in hitting balls on the bowling machine at both finish of the day. These out of sight and unseen observe hours constructed his resilience and approach for a really profitable profession throughout all codecs,” Stead stated of the participant, whom he additionally coached at Canterbury.

“Above all, Elly was eager to assist different individuals get the most effective out of themselves and that is all the time an ideal legacy to depart – he was cussed, dedicated and a really profitable Canterbury man,” Stead added.

Bob Carter, White Ferns coach, who had performed an enormous function within the improvement of Ellis throughout his childhood at Canterbury was filled with reward for the 37-year previous’s dedication and willpower. “Early on in his profession Andrew confirmed indicators of his willpower to get the easiest out of his means as a real all-rounder,” Carter stated.

“When Andrew was on the prime of his recreation he was demanding and, in a constructive means, a ache within the bottom together with his steady questioning and pushing the boundaries to get higher and higher. Throughout my involvement with him he was all the time working laborious on bettering his expertise and was the selfless workforce man who you may put into any state of affairs to win or save video games for Canterbury.

“The sport has been lucky to have Andrew Ellis as part of it and I congratulate him on his excellent achievement of taking part in over 100 video games in every format,” he added.

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