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Rikki Clarke set to bring curtains down on a 22-year career

By BetBarter Staff

July 21, 2021

All-rounder Rikki Clarke who played two Tests and 20 ODI matches for England, has announced his wish to retire from all forms of cricket after the conclusion of the 2021 County season. The veteran has been one of the integral members of the Surrey team and has taken the side to two Championship titles in the year 2002 and 2019.

For a brief while, he also turned out for Warwickshire and helped them win the T20 Blast and the Royal London Cup. He had also won the Pro40 and Twenty20 Cup for Surrey and also played the role of a captain for Derbyshire in the 2008 County season.

Although he played only 22 international games for England from 2003 to 2006, he impressed with his bowling and batting as he picked 11 wickets in ODIs and scored 144 runs. But it was Surrey who he had a major impact with the ball as after coming back in 2017, he picked up 22 wickets and had a fruitful County season.

He has so far scored 17,750 runs across formats, taken an astonishing 587 catches, and picked up a staggering 795 wickets. “When I started as a professional back in 2000 I could have only dreamt of the career that was to follow,” Clarke said in a statement issued by Surrey.

“I have played with and against some amazing cricketers throughout my 22 seasons and amongst them made some friends for life. To Surrey and Warwickshire, I thank you for the amazing times and the success that I was able to experience while wearing your badges. I feel very fortunate to have been a part of successful teams and to win all domestic trophies two or three times over. To Derbyshire, I thank you for the opportunity to captain an amazing county and I only wish things could have turned out differently.”