Woodcock pronounces retirement from cricket
Wellington and New Zealand allrounder Luke Woodcock will retire from cricket on the finish of the continued season. Woodcock, 36, performed 4 ODIs and three T20Is for New Zealand from 2010 to 2011 and is presently enjoying the Plunket Protect. He informed his Wellington team-mates about his retirement resolution after their match in opposition to Otago on Tuesday, a launch mentioned.
“It simply feels proper at this stage to maneuver on,” Woodcock mentioned. “You at all times get informed that you will know when issues are coming to an finish and in all honesty, I by no means actually believed that. However during the last six to 9 months issues have began to kick in round that last stage of my profession and the choice to not play within the Ford Trophy this 12 months was in all probability an indication it was time to name it a day.”
Woodcock made his worldwide debut in a T20I in opposition to Pakistan in Hamilton and performed solely two extra matches however did not get to bat in any of these. He did, nonetheless, choose one wicket in T20Is. He performed 4 ODIs in all and ended with 14 runs and three wickets in these.
His home profession was rather more celebrated. Woodcock made his Wellington debut on the age of 19 in 2001 and racked up 10,594 runs and 339 wickets in 384 appearances for them throughout codecs. In November 2017, he broke the document for many first-class appearances for one group by any participant in New Zealand when he performed his 128th first-class match for Wellington. With them, he received the four-day State Championship in 2004, the Ford Trophy in 2014 and two T20 trophies in 2015 and 2017.
He additionally performed over 100 matches for Wellington in every of the three codecs. “To achieve 100 video games in all three codecs is fairly particular and will not in all probability sink in till the season’s achieved, however I am actually happy with having the ability to do this for Wellington,” he mentioned. “Cricket Wellington means loads to me and has been an enormous a part of my life for the final 17 years and I can not thank them and the Johnsonville Cricket Membership sufficient for serving to me have the profession that I’ve had.”
Wellington head coach Bruce Edgar mentioned Woodcock had been a “nice giver to …read more
Source:: New paper 24 – Sports