Tim Ambrose, the previous England wicket-keeper, introduced that he would retire from skilled cricket on the finish of the 2020 season on Friday (July 3). The 37-year-old mentioned it has been an ‘honour and privilege’ to play for Warwickshire County Cricket Membership.
Ambrose began his profession in 2001 with Sussex however his finest years got here at Warwickshire, the place he moved to in 2006. He gained 4 home competitions throughout codecs, has the second most dismissals for the membership and likewise gained his England cap whereas enjoying for the county facet.
“I’ve determined, that after 20 years, it’s time for me to retire from cricket and Warwickshire County Cricket Membership. I’ll say the standard phrases of ‘honour and privilege’ however will know that to me they do not fairly convey my gratitude for the chance I’ve had.
“I nonetheless very a lot take into account myself part of this squad and absolutely intend to fulfil my position for the rest of the 2020 season.”
Ambrose made his England debut in 2008 in opposition to New Zealand at Hamilton and went on to attain his maiden hundred in solely his second Check. He performed 11 Assessments, 5 ODIs and a solitary T20I for England.
“It’s a tough factor to just accept as I’d like to play one other 20 years, if it was in any respect doable, however it’s the proper time for this proficient, energetic and bold younger squad to maneuver ahead and make their very own mark. I’ve all the time tried to place the membership and the staff first and to not make this determination now would go in opposition to that,” he mentioned.
Paul Farbrace, Sport Director at Warwickshire CCC, mentioned: “Tim has been one of many nice wicket-keeper/batsmen of the trendy sport and he’ll retire on the finish of this yr as a real Warwickshire legend.
“He is a mannequin skilled and, by enjoying out the 2020 season, we are going to be certain that he has a really becoming farewell earlier than he strikes on to his subsequent problem.
“We thank him for his excellent efforts for Warwickshire CCC and need him the easiest for this upcoming 2020 season and in his future profession.”
“Tim has had a implausible profession, representing England and successful each trophy obtainable in home cricket with The Bears. His pure means behind the stumps and his punchy counter attacking batting had been sport altering,” mentioned Jim Troughton, Warwickshire’s First Staff Coach.
“His impression with Warwickshire wasn’t simply all the way down to statistics, nevertheless. He’s a real staff man and sometimes will get as a lot satisfaction from seeing others successes on the sector in addition to seeing this younger group of gamers develop over the previous couple of years.
“All through making the choice to retire, he is all the time thought in regards to the impression it would have on the staff and is totally modest in regards to the essential position he is performed within the Membership’s historical past. A implausible participant and a good higher bloke,” he added.