Former England off-spinner James Tredwell, on Monday, announced his retirement from all forms of the game.
The veteran spinner represented England in all the three formats, playing two Tests, 45 ODIs and 17 T20Is for England. He, however, last played for England way back in 2015 during the Test against West Indies. His two Test appearances came in 2010 and 2015, picking up 11 wickets. In ODIs, he picked up 60 wickets and in T20Is he scalped 7.
He achieved a bit more in white-ball cricket. The off-spinner featured in both the 2011 and 2015 World Cups in addition to the 2014 World T20 in Bangladesh. He was also a part of the England team that made it to the final of the Champions Trophy at home in 2013.
Tredwell enjoyed quite a successful career in county cricket. He made debut for Kent in 2000 and is ending his career with 830 wickets in 613 senior appearances for the county. He, however, has not played for the first team this season even once because of a keyhole surgery on his chronic shoulder problem during the summer.
Expressing his delight over his career, Tredwell said that he has no intentions of walking away from the game, stating that he would love to remain connected to the game.
“I feel very grateful to have been able to represent both my county and my country during my career,” Tredwell told Kentcricket.co.uk. “I have had some great times on and off the cricket field but now it’s time for both me and the club to move on.
“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.
“In closing though, I would like to take this opportunity to say that it has been an honour to play for Kent all these years. I would like to thank all staff, coaches, team mates and fans for their tremendous support over the years,” he added.
Paul Downton, Director of Cricket at Kent, reflected on Tredwell’s successful career at the county.
“James has made an outstanding contribution to Kent in all formats throughout an incredibly successful career,” Downton said. “and I would like to congratulate him on all that he has achieved.
“His commitment and loyalty to the County is admired by team mates and supporters alike – he is also hugely respected by his fellow professionals. The dressing room will be a very different place without Treddy and I would like to wish him all the very best for the future,” Downton said.