James Tredwell announces his retirement from all forms of the game
He played 2 Tests, 45 ODIs and 17 T20Is for England.
Updated - Sep 17, 2018 11:19 pm
It seems that this is the season of retirements for England. After Alastair Cook and Paul Collingwood, James Tredwell has announced his retirement from all forms of the game with immediate effect. He has brought an end to an illustrious 18-year career for his County team Kent after making a debut for them way back in 2000. He also represented his country in a couple of Test matches and 62 limited-overs games.
The off-spinner was a brilliant contributor for Kent all these years and went on to pick a whopping 426 wickets in 177 first-class matches at an average of 36.24. Even in the limited-overs format, he was effective and featured in 270 encounters to scalp 276 wickets. In the 45 One-Day Internationals he played for England, Tredwell fared decently picking 60 wickets at a decent average of 27.76 and was economical throughout.
He last played an ODI for them in the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2015 in which England couldn’t make it to the quarter-finals and since then never featured in the team. He was also not included in the first XI by Kent this summer following which, the 36-year-old might have felt that it is time for him to hand over the baton.
I feel very grateful
James Tredwell was extremely honoured to represent England and Kent all these years during his illustrious career. However, he felt this was the right time for him and the County club to move on and give a chance to the budding cricketers who wish to play for the country in the near future.
“I feel very grateful to have been able to represent both my county and my country during my career. I have had some great times on and off the cricket field but now it’s time for both me and the club to move on. I am looking forward to giving something back to the game I love, whether it be as an umpire or coach – I will see where each role takes me and I am excited by the challenge ahead,” he said according to Kent’s official website.
Moreover, he also went on to say that it was an honour to play for Kent and especially thanked his staff and coaches who helped him through his career. “In closing though, I would like to take this opportunity to say that it has been an honour to play for Kent all these years and I would like to thank all staff, coaches, teammates and fans for their tremendous support over the years,” Tredwell added.