London, May 26 (MNN) Former Northamptonshire skipper Alex Wakely has announced his retirement from all formats of cricket with immediate effect.
The first-class cricketer ranked at 453 and middle-order batter, Wakely represented his county on 371 occasions across all formats, scoring more than 12,000 runs.
“Northamptonshire Cricket Club has been my life since I was 13 years old and although this decision was extremely tough to make, I am excited about starting the next chapter in my life,” Wakely told the club’s website.
The 32-year-old led England in the 2008 Under-19 World Cup and was named captain of the Northamptonshire club’s limited overs sides in 2013. He led the team across all formats from 2015 to 2019.
One of the Club’s most successful captains, Wakely twice led the Steelbacks to victories in the Twenty20 Blast trophy, in 2013 and 2016, and also reached another final in 2015 that was lost to Lancashire.
A product of Northamptonshire’s academy, Wakely made his List A debut in 2005 and his first-class debut in 2007 before going on to lead the side 198 times in all formats.
“Alex Wakely has been an absolute credit to himself and his family throughout his Northamptonshire career.” Head Coach David Ripley said.