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Ervine retires from cricket after short stay with Derbyshire

Sean Ervine, 35, played in five Test matches and 42 one-day internationals for Zimbabwe, scoring a total of 959 runs for his country and taking 50 wickets

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The Cricketer | 9/2/2018 at 10:09 AM

Zimbabwean allrounder Sean Ervine has retired

Sean Ervine has retired from cricket with immediate effect.

The Zimbabwean allrounder was loaned out to Derbyshire two weeks ago after being overlooked by Hampshire in 2018, but after just two matches for his new county he has decided to call time on a long career.

Ervine, 35, played in five Test matches and 42 one-day internationals for Zimbabwe, scoring a total of 959 runs for his country and taking 50 wickets.

It was at Hampshire where he was most prolific, however, and he firmly established himself as a fans' favourite on the south coast.

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Ervine played 47 times for his country

Ervine inspired Hants to the C&G Trophy in 2005, scoring centuries in both the semi-final and the final.

He ends his career with 20,188 runs across cricket's three formats, along with 554 wickets.

Derbyshire captain Billy Godleman revealed Ervine's decision following his side's defeat by Kent in the County Championship on Saturday: "Sean shared with the group today that he's had a long hard think about his career and he's decided to retire as of today from the game.

"Although he's only been with us for a couple of games, we've all played against him for many years and he's been a fantastic performer and most importantly a really good solid cricket man and one of the good guys in professional cricket."

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