Laura Marsh bid adieu to all forms of cricket due to cancellation of ‘The Hundred’

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  • Laura Marsh announces retirement from all forms of cricket.

  • Laura finished her career as the third highest wicket-taker for England in ODIs.

Laura Marsh bid adieu to all forms of cricket due to cancellation of ‘The Hundred’
Laura Marsh (Image Source: @Ecb_cricket)

Veteran England woman cricketer Laura Marsh has decided to hang her boots from all forms of cricket. She broke out the news on Wednesday (August 12) via a set of tweets. The off-spinner, who started her career as a medium pace bowler, overall played nine Tests, 103 ODIs and 67 T20Is for England. She picked up 217 international wickets.

Marsh had earlier decided to retire from international cricket in December last year and was waiting to leave all forms of the game after the completion of ‘The Hundred’ – franchise based 100-ball cricket tournament. But since COVID-19 has cancelled the competition, so Marsh made a decision to quit domestic cricket as well.

“I have made the decision to retire from all forms of cricket. With the cancellation of The Hundred competition this year, I feel that it is the right time to hang up the boots. I want to say a huge thank you to all the teams and organisations I have represented over the years,” tweeted Marsh.

Marsh made her England debut in the year 2006 as a seamer before she switched to spin. The Kent cricketer finished her career as the most successful spinner in the history of English women’s cricket. She is also England’s third-highest wicket-taker in ODIs.

“I owe a huge amount to both Kent & Sussex for the role they played in my development as a player. Big thanks also to The Surrey Stars, Sydney Sixers, NSW Breakers and Otago Sparks. Every team I played for developed me as a player and a person, and I am fortunate to have made,” Marsh wrote in her second tweet.

Marsh was a part of the English team that won the ICC Women’s World Cup in 2009 and 2017. She was also in the team which won the ICC T20 World Cup in 2009. Apart from Kent, Marsh played for Sussex as well. She was also a part of the Women’s Big Bash League with Sydney Sixers.

In her last tweet, Marsh thanked all the cricket clubs she had played for in her career.

“Some lifelong friends and memories over the years. I am excited for the next chapter and look forward to giving back to the game that has given me so much,” tweeted Marsh.


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