Injury brings an end to Michael Lumb's career

Michael Lumb scored over 11,000 first-class runs
Michael Lumb scored over 11,000 first-class runs

England and Nottinghamshire batsman Michael Lumb has announced his decision to retire from professional cricket with immediate effect.

The 37-year-old made his England debut in the shortest format of the game in May 2010 and made 27 appearances so far, scoring 552 runs at an average of 21 and strike-rate of 133.65. His first appearance in the One-Day Internationals came in February 2014 and despite scoring 165 runs in three games at an average of 55, he could not prolong his career.

Lumb, who has been advised to quit the game after sustaining an ankle injury expressed disappointment on the decision.

"I'm extremely disappointed I've had to retire from cricket, particularly in the middle of the season, but I have to respect medical opinion.

"I would like to thank all my team-mates, the coaching staff and everyone else at the club for making my stay at Nottinghamshire such a memorable one.

"Those sentiments also go to everybody at both Yorkshire and Hampshire, who have made my career so enjoyable."

Lumb, who has been part of Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire and Hampshire during his career has 11443 first-class runs, 6623 List A runs and 4972 T20 runs and has scored 30 centuries spread across all the formats.

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