England's Ashes hero Chris Tremlett retires from International cricket

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Tremlett played a crucial role in England winning the 2011 Ashes. (© Getty Images)

England’s Ashes hero Chris Tremlett retires from International cricket: The Surrey and England fast bowler Chris Tremlett has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. Tremlett was a cornerstone of England’s famous 2010/11 Ashes success in Australia, where he took 17 wickets in three Tests. The 33-year-old, who took 459 wickets in a 15-year first-class career, made the announcement on Surrey’s official website.

Tremlett stated: “After sixteen enjoyable years in a game that has given me so much I feel that now is the right moment to call time on my playing career. I have been extremely fortunate to have enjoyed such a fantastic and memorable career and lucky enough to play with and against some of the best players in the world”.

“Wearing the Three Lions was the pinnacle and I enjoyed every minute of the challenge, experience and ultimately the success that the team had whilst playing for England. Unfortunately injury has hampered me throughout my career and now plays the leading role in my decision to retire. My body, and back in particular, can no longer withstand the vigour of performing at the level required to play professional cricket and after taking specialist advice this latest injury means that I will not be able to carry on”, the pacer added.

Tremlett, who began his career at Hampshire before moving to Surrey in 2010, took 53 wickets at an average of 27 in his 12 Test appearances for England. His last one came in the first Ashes Test of the 2013-14 series, as Australia thrashed England in Brisbane.

“I would like to thank everyone at Hampshire Cricket, Surrey CCC and the England & Wales Cricket Board who have helped me throughout my career and also my family and friends for their constant support” said Tremlett in a gesture of gratitude.

Surrey CCC Director of Cricket Alec Stewart acknowledged Tremlett’s contribution to the game and said, “Trem has been a valued and popular member of the playing staff throughout his time with us. On behalf of everyone at the Club I would like to thank him for his efforts and contributions both with Surrey and England and wish him well in the next chapter of his career.”

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