Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club batsman Mark Wagh will retire from professional cricket following the conclusion of the ongoing LV= County Championship match against Worcestershire at New Road after five years with Nottinghamshire.
Wagh had originally planned to bow out in August to pursue a career in law but has decided to make an early exit to focus on his new career.
“I will always look back fondly on my time at Nottinghamshire and I have been privileged to play alongside some excellent players here,” said Wagh.
“Being part of the Championship winning team last season was a major highlight for me and I would like to thank my teammates, the coaching staff and all of the club’s members and supporters for all they have done and continue to do for Nottinghamshire.”
Wagh surpassed 1000 LV= County Championship runs in two of his four full seasons at Trent Bridge having signed from Warwickshire at the end of the 2006 season.
“Mark was an excellent acquisition and he gave stability to our batting order during a time when our fortunes in four-day cricket made a significant and sustained improvement,” said Nottinghamshire Director of Cricket Mick Newell.
“His century at Edgbaston last season was a particularly good innings and he made a solid contribution to our success.
“He wouldn’t have featured in our Twenty20 fixtures and we agreed that it was best for all concerned if he was to bring forward his retirement.”
Nottinghamshire expect to have Neil Edwards available for selection for their next LV= County Championship game against Lancashire from Monday 20 June after an injury absence.