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Rikki Clarke played for Surrey, Warwickshire and Derbyshire, while he also took top honors for England, winning two test caps and making 20 ODI appearances; “Representing my country 22 times can never be taken away and these are memories that I will remember with immense pride”

Last update: 07/20/21 4:12 PM

Rikki Clarke has performed twice with Surrey, between 2002 and 2007 and from 2017

Surrey all-rounder Rikki Clarke has announced he will retire at the end of the season after a 20-year career.

Winner of multiple county championships, Clarke also took home honors from England, winning two test caps and making 20 ODI appearances.

The 39-year-old also won the County Championship trophy during a stint in Warwickshire, when he was also Derbyshire captain.

“When I started as a professional in 2000, I could only dream of the career that would follow,” Clarke said. “Making my debut on the A list in 2001 and first class in 2002 began my long journey in professional football.

“A highlight for me will always be my debut in ODI and Test in 2003. Representing my country 22 times can never be taken away and these are memories I will come back to with immense pride.

“Of course I would have liked to play more, but it wasn’t meant to be.

“I have played with and against amazing cricketers throughout my 22 seasons and among them I have made lifelong friendships. In Surrey and Warwickshire, thank you for the amazing times and the success that I have experienced wearing your badges.

“I feel very lucky to have been a part of successful teams and to have won all national trophies 2/3 times. And in Derbyshire, thank you for the opportunity to become captain of an amazing county and I just wish things had gone well.
differently.”

Clarke made his announcement with 17,750 races, 795 wickets and 587 catches to his name.

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