Former England stumper Chris Read announces retirement

Chris Read is set to retire at the end of the English Domestic season which concludes in September.

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Chris Read of Nottinghamshire
Chris Read of Nottinghamshire, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

A veteran in English County Cricket, Chris Read, has announced that he will retire at the end of the forthcoming English season which concludes in September. This will be his 20th first-class season for Nottinghamshire. Read will walk into the sunset after a 22-year-old illustrious career in the domestic circuit which started in 1995, when he made his List A debut for his first county: Gloucestershire.

Read represented England in 15 Tests, 36 ODI’s and a solitary T20 scattered between 1999 and 2007, scoring 673 runs collectively across formats. He also effected 98 dismissals behind the stumps which included 8 stumpings.

The Devon-born wicketkeeper-batsman was more prolific in the domestic competitions as he amassed more than 15,000 first-class runs in 334 games, which included 25 centuries. He also made 5416 List A runs in the Domestic One-Day Cup in 321 appearances. He shared a long-standing relationship with Nottinghamshire and also led them to the County Championship trophies in 2010 and 2013.

“I feel very content with my career,” said Read. “It’s my 20th season at Trent Bridge and it’s been a wonderful experience. All good things must come to an end. After this season, it’s time for me to move on and start the next phase of my career with a fantastic opportunity at Uppingham School” Read was quoted by the English Media.

“I’m going to really enjoy this last six months of my playing career. I’ve set myself high standards throughout my career and this season is no different. I’ll be putting everything into Nottinghamshire, into driving us forward and making sure that, when I do leave at the end of September, the Club is in the best possible position.”

Popularly known as Reados, Read, has enjoyed the challenges of being the skipper of his club, a job he was entrusted with in 2008. He has affected more than 1,000 dismissals behind the stumps alone in first-class cricket which includes 995 catches. Read also has 467 dismissals to his name in limited-overs cricket.

Read has been a great servant for Nottinghamshire since signing for them in 1997. Though his international career couldn’t pan out well, his domestic exploits over the last two decades has helped him acquire legendary status in County Cricket.

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