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Trott to retire at the end of the 2018 county season

The former England international, who won 52 Test caps and made 68 one-day international appearances for his country, will call time on a 17-year playing career in September

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Warwickshire batsman Jonathan Trott is retiring

Jonathan Trott is to retire at the end of the 2018 county campaign.

The former England international, who won 52 Test caps and made 68 one-day international appearances for his country, will call time on a 17-year playing career in September.

He has been with Warwickshire since 2002, making his first-class debut in 2003.

 “I’ve been fortunate to have enjoyed a great career with Warwickshire and England and I am very grateful for all of the support that I have received from my fellow players, coaches and management who I have worked with," Trott said.

“Choosing to retire at the end of the season is something that I have spoken about at length with my family and this is now the right time to look at the next chapter of my career.

“Warwickshire CCC is a very special club and I’ve been immensely proud to have worn the Bear & Ragged Staff throughout my career. We’ve made a strong start to the 2018 season and I hope that I can make a major contribution to more success in my final year at Edgbaston as a player.”

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"This is the right time to look at the next chapter of my career"

Warwickshire sport director Ashley Giles said: “Trotty will be remembered as one the greatest batsmen to have played for Warwickshire and England in the 21st century.

“He made an immediate impact upon arrival at Edgbaston by scoring such a high volume of runs, and he has gone on to be part of one most successful periods in the club’s history, with five major trophies won across all formats.

“At international level, he played a major role in one of the best England teams of the last 50 years; a team that went top of the world rankings, but which also won the Ashes in Australia for the first time in 25 years.

“He’s a Bear through and through and knowing when to retire is never easy for any cricketer. However, it’s something that he has thought long and hard about and, whilst we will miss his immense contributions on and off the field, we all support Trotty with his decision.

“It has been a huge pleasure to have played and worked alongside Trotty throughout his career and we wish him the very best in everything that he does.”

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