Graeme Hick Announces His Retirement

Worcestershire batsman Graeme Hick has announced that he will retire from county cricket at the end of the 2008 season.

Hick has been one of the most prolific batsman of his generation, scoring over 41,000 first-class runs, hitting 136 centuries although he was unable to translate that form into international success, despite playing in 65 Test matches.

Zimbabwean-botn Hick, 42, made his debut for Worcestershire in 1984 and also played for Auckland and Queensland during a sparkling career in domestic cricket.

He made his international debut in 1991 and his 65 Tests brought him 3,383 runs at an average of 31.32 with two centuries and he enjoyed more success in One Day Internationals, scoring five centuries at an average of 37.33.

Hick's top score of 405 not out came against Somerset in May 1988.

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