HomeSPORTSGraeme White, Northamptonshire spinner, retires at age of 36

Graeme White, Northamptonshire spinner, retires at age of 36

Graeme White, Northamptonshire’s all-time main T20 wicket-taker and a mainstay of the facet that gained the T20 Blast in 2016, has introduced his retirement from skilled cricket.

White, 36, claimed 280 wickets in 276 appearances throughout all codecs in his 18-year profession, together with his two stints at Northants book-ending a three-year spell at Nottinghamshire from 2010 to 2013.

He performed a complete of 189 matches for Northamptonshire, together with 113 in T20 cricket – a tally exceeded solely by Alex Wakely – wherein he claimed 91 wickets at 28.78. His affiliation with the membership started in 2001, when he grew to become the youngest cricketer on the newly-created Academy at Wantage Street, and he went on to make his first-class debut 5 years later, after representing England on the 2006 Beneath-19 World Cup in Sri Lanka.

“The membership has and can at all times maintain a particular place in my coronary heart. I am an area lad and to placed on the shirt as many occasions as I’ve at Wantage Street in entrance of our followers has been wonderful,” White mentioned.

“I have been very lucky to have performed for almost 20 years, one thing I could not have imagined once I first joined the academy at 13. The followers have at all times been so supportive all through my profession and I hope that I’ve repaid them with performances that they’ve loved and made them pleased with.”

“I have been extremely fortunate to play with and towards the perfect gamers on the planet, and to have gained the trophies I’ve it is simply been a dream actually.”

A scarcity of first-team alternatives prompted White’s transfer to Nottinghamshire in 2010, however he returned to the membership on mortgage throughout 2013 and rejoined on a everlasting foundation the next season.

In 2015, he helped Northamptonshire attain the ultimate of the T20 Blast, the place they misplaced to Lancashire, however on their return to Edgbaston the next yr, the membership went one higher. That title capped a stellar yr for White, who was additionally named the nationwide participant of the yr within the 50-over Cup and earned choice for England Lions.

In 2018 he determined to focus solely on white-ball cricket, and in 2021 he was awarded his Northamptonshire cap, the primary cricketer to obtain the accolade predominantly for his achievements within the shorter codecs.

“Profitable the T20 Blast in 2016 will at all times be a large spotlight for me. I had a extremely good season that yr and to carry that trophy after the heartbreak within the ultimate the yr earlier than was simply unimaginable.

“To even be leaving because the membership’s all-time T20 wicket taker is one thing that I am extremely pleased with,” he added.

White will proceed his profession at Wantage Street, nonetheless, the place he’s already head coach of the second XI, in addition to the membership’s lead fielding and spin-bowling coach.

“I sit up for serving to the membership achieve success once more in all codecs, and hopefully we’re in a position to get the supporters a trophy they deserve.”



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