Tremlett calls time on career

Chris Tremlett celebrates a wicket for England against Sri Lanka at the Ageas Bowl. Picture: Barry Zee

Chris Tremlett celebrates a wicket for England against Sri Lanka at the Ageas Bowl. Picture: Barry Zee

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Chris Tremlett has announced his retirement from all forms of the game.

Back problems are behind the former Hampshire and England fast bowler’s decision to call time on his career.

Tremlett, 33, was a key man in the 2010-11 Ashes triumph in Australia – taking 17 wickets in three matches.

He signed off with 459 first-class wickets in a 15-year career.

Of those, 264 came for Hampshire and 53 in England colours, while his best of eight for 96 was for Surrey, where he made his announcement yesterday.

Tremlett said: ‘After 15 enjoyable years in a game that has given me so much, I feel 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 the team had while playing for England.

Tremlett began his career with Hampshire before a successful move to Surrey in 2010.

He made his England debut in a one-day international against Bangladesh in 2005 and won his first Test cap two summers later when India were the tourists.

‘Unfortunately injury has hampered me throughout my career,’ added Tremlett.

‘My body, and back in particular, can no longer withstand the vigour of performing at the level required to play professional cricket.’

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