Cricket

Ex-Protea calls it a day

2014-04-09 08:01
Zander de Bruyn (Gallo Images)
Johannesburg - Former Proteas all-rounder Zander de Bruyn announced his retirement from cricket after 19 years of playing the game professionally.

De Bruyn, 38, made his first class debut in the 1995/96 season for Transvaal and has since played in 242 first class matches, scored 14 259 runs and taken 285 wickets.

His record in the limited overs format is equally impressive with the same amount of matches, 6 085 runs scored at an average of 35.37 including six centuries and 37 half centuries, taking 166 wickets over the years.

The Highveld Lions man was also around when the T20 format was introduced and played in 125 matches, scoring 2 187 runs at an average of 29.95 and taking 62 wickets in the shortest format.

De Bruyn’s domestic record in the longer format earned him a call up to the South African Test side and he made his debut against India at Kanpur in 2004.

He played three Tests for the Proteas, scoring 155 runs at an average of 38.75 and took three wickets at 30.66.

During his career De Bruyn also played for Abahani Limited, Marylebone Cricket Club, Somerset, Surrey, the Titans, Warriors and Worcestershire.

“A decision like this is not made overnight and it is something that I have given a lot of thought. I am eternally grateful for the career that I have been able to have in this sport and it is definitely something I am going to miss," De Bruyn told the Highveld Lions' official website.

"The Wanderers is an incredibly special place to me and although I have played for other teams, this has always been my home. I consider myself privileged to have been able to finish my career here and am happy to reminisce about the many change room memories and the incredible people I have met along the way. Cricket will always be close to my heart and I look forward to now supporting the boys from the sidelines,” said De Bruyn.

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