Tuesday 9 October 2007 

Glamorgan Fast Bowler Andrew Davies Retires

Glamorgan seamer Andrew Davies has announced his retirement from first-class cricket, ending a 12-year association with the county to pursue a career in the financial industry.

Davies was a member of the National League-winning sides of 2002 and 2004.

“This has been a very difficult decision to make, but I have received a fantastic offer to work in the financial sector in Swansea,” Davies told glamorgancricket.com.

“In the circumstances, it is too good an opportunity to turn down, and I would like to thank Glamorgan Cricket for fully understanding my reasons for retiring from the county game.

"Ive had twelve great years with the club and have played alongside some fine players and inspirational overseas stars.

“Ive also been fortunate to play at a time when the club have been very successful in one-day cricket, and I`ll always look back fondly on those days in 2002 and 2004 when we won the one-day League.”

Davies made his debut in 1995, and became the fastest Glamorgan bowler to take 100 limited overs wickets and won his county cap in 2007.

Glamorgan cricket manager Matthew Maynard said: “Andrew's name was always one of the first on the team sheet for our one-day games, and his record in these matches speaks for itself.

“He was always a great guy to captain, and on many occasions, his opening spell with the white ball put us well on the road towards victory in one-day games.

“For me personally, I'm sad that Andrew has decided to end his playing career as I will now not get the chance to work with him.”