Peter Trego calls time on stellar county career
Peter Trego, the Nottinghamshire all-rounder, has called time on his professional career after a distinguished 22 years in the county game.
The 40-year-old has spent the past two seasons at Trent Bridge having previously enjoyed a two decade association with Somerset.
“It’s always a strange time that comes to every sportsman,” said Trego.
“Coming here for the last couple of years has been amazing.
“To sign for a club and win a trophy in your first season, even though I only added the icing to that cake, I will always look on that day proudly.
“The signed shirt from the lads and the medal have pride of place at home.
“The young all-rounders within the squad, who probably weren’t ready for first team cricket when I arrived are now winning games for the club which is magnificent to see.
“I suppose the old adage is ‘leave a place in a better place than you found it’ and I really feel like I’m departing a squad that has the ability to compete in all three formats and that’s something to be proud of.
“The talent has always been there during the rebuilding process but now there’s a bit of maturity and hardiness to the group and the results are speaking for themselves.”
Debuting for the Somerset at the turn of the century, Trego briefly departed for Kent and later Middlesex before returning to the county of his birth in 2006.
He was capped a year later, enjoyed a benefit year in 2015 and amassed 540 first team appearances.
Signing for Nottinghamshire ahead of the 2020 season, Trego captained the club’s Second XI, as well as appearing in the first team on 23 occasions across all three forms of the game, eight of them as skipper of the 50 over side.
His 31 off 21 balls in the 2020 Vitality Blast Final, having ventured to the crease with the score on 19-3, was instrumental to the Outlaws lifting the title.
A ten-time England Lions international, Trego concludes his professional career having amassed 18,827 runs and 646 wickets in the county game.
“We’ve only caught the back end of Pete here at Nottinghamshire, but what a career he’s had,” said Nottinghamshire Head Coach Peter Moores.
“The levels of performance he has sustained over a really long period of time have been there for all to see and he’s very well respected within the county game because of it.
“We brought Pete to Notts because we wanted an experienced head in our dressing room, someone who had seen every situation on the field and could pass on that wisdom to our young players.
“He’s filled that role with distinction, whilst also maintaining his work ethic, ambition and performances as a player in his own right.
“He’ll always be welcome back at Trent Bridge and we wish him well for the future.”