Tredwell Hangs Up His Bat

Tredwell Hangs Up His Bat

Kent’s former England spinner James Tredwell wants to stay in cricket after announcing his retirement at the age of 36. Tredwell made his county debut back in 2001 and spent his entire career with the Canterbury club, taking 830 wickets in 613 games in all competitions.

However he failed to make an appearance in 2018 and has now decided to hang up his bat after 18 years in the sport.

The Ashford-born veteran played two Tests for England, taking 11 wickets with a best of 4-47 against West Indies in 2015.

He claimed 60 one-day international wickets from 45 matches at an excellent economy rate of 4.75 while also taking seven T20 wickets from 17 matches.

A batsman of some note down the order in the county game, Tredwell amassed 4,728 first-class runs with four centuries, and now hopes to put something back into cricket.

“It has been an honour to play for Kent all these years,” he told the club website. “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.”

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