London - Former England fast bowler Chris Tremlett announced his retirement
from all forms of cricket on Friday after struggling to overcome a back
Tremlett, 33, starred in England's 2010-11 Ashes triumph
in Australia, taking 17 wickets in three Tests including the
series-clinching dismissal of Michael Beer at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
total he played 146 first-class matches for England, Hampshire and
Surrey, his latest club, taking 459 wickets at an average of 28.66.
sixteen enjoyable years in a game that has given me so much I feel that
now is the right moment to call time on my playing career," Tremlett
said in a statement on the Surrey website.
"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
"Wearing the Three Lions was the pinnacle and I enjoyed
every minute of the challenge, experience and ultimately the success
that the team had whilst playing for England.
"Unfortunately injury has hampered me throughout my career and now plays the leading role in my decision to retire."
added: "I would like to thank everyone at Hampshire Cricket, Surrey CCC
and the England and Wales Cricket Board who have helped me throughout
my career and also my family and friends for their constant support."
director of cricket Alec Stewart said: "Trem has been a valued and
popular member of the playing staff throughout his time with us.
behalf of everyone at the club I would like to thank him for his
efforts and contributions, both with Surrey and England, and wish him
well in the next chapter of his career."