Wednesday 1 June 2011 

Wagh Brings Forward Retirement Date

Wagh Brings Forward Retirement Date
Wagh Brings Forward Retirement Date
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Nottinghamshire batsman Mark Wagh has brought forward his planned retirement and he will now end his professional cricket career following the conclusion of the ongoing LV= County Championship match with Worcestershire.

He had originally planned to hang up his boots in August to pursue a career in law but has now decided to leave Trent Bridge two months earlier than scheduled.

"I will always look back fondly on my time at Nottinghamshire and I have been privileged to play alongside some excellent players here,” Wagh said.
 
"Being part of the Championship winning team last season was a major highlight for me and I would like to thank my teammates, the coaching staff and all of the club’s members and supporters for all they have done and continue to do for Nottinghamshire."

Wagh played a key role in Nottinghamshire's Championship success in 2010, also twice scoring 1000 first-class runs during his four full seasons having moved from Warwickshire in 2006.

"Mark was an excellent acquisition and he gave stability to our batting order during a time when our fortunes in four-day cricket made a significant and sustained improvement,” Nottinghamshire Director of Cricket Mick Newell added.

"His century at Edgbaston last season was a particularly good innings and he made a solid contribution to our success.

"He wouldn’t have featured in our Twenty20 fixtures and we agreed that it was best for all concerned if he was to bring forward his retirement."

The match against Worcestershire is Wagh's 213th first-class appearance after making his debut for Warwickshire back in 1996. He has scored 31 centuries with a highest score of 315, scored for Warwickshire against Middlesex in 2001.

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