Rory Hamilton-Brown retires with immediate effect

Sussex all-rounder Rory Hamilton-Brown has retired from cricket with immediate effect after failing to recover from a wrist injury.

He picked up in the injury, which kept him sidelined for much of the summer, during the early part of the 2014 season. Despite surgery and rehabilitation, and numerous attempts to return from the injury, he has now been forced to retire from the game.

“It is with regret that I am having to retire from cricket,” Hamilton-Brown said of his decision. “I would like to thank my family for their care and support over the course of my career.

“I would also like to thank both Sussex and Surrey for giving me the chance to have the best job in the world for 10 years and all the coaches and staff that I have worked with along the way.

“It has been a privilege to play with and against some fantastic players and people all over the world. I will leave the game with a heavy heart but take with me many amazing memories and friends for life.”

The former England Under-19 player had two stints with Sussex and helped them to the Pro40 Division One title in 2008, and a one-day double in 2009, when the Sharks were victorious in both the Twenty20 Cup and Division One of the Pro40 competition.

Hamilton-Brown joined Surrey for the start of the 2010 season, when he became their youngest captain in 138 years, and was at the helm for their Clydesdale Bank 40 title success in 2011.

He returned to Sussex for the 2013 season and played across all three formats, with the highlights including a century against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

Sussex’s Professional Cricket Manager Mark Robinson said, “We’re really sorry that Rory has had to retire from the game. He has always worked incredibly hard during his time at Sussex and has been a popular member of the club with players and staff alike.

“All we can do at this point is to wish him all the best for the next chapter in his life and we look forward to seeing him around the ground in a more social capacity for many years to come.”

James Buttler

James has been working as a journalist and broadcaster in cricket since 2006 and was an avid fan for many years before that.
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