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Three-time Ashes winner Jonathan Trott to retire at end of season

The 37-year-old currently has 17,750 first-class runs.

Former England batsman Jonathan Trott will retire at the end of the season.

Warwickshire announced Trott’s decision to bring down the curtain on a 17-year, 52-Test career on Thursday evening.

The 37-year-old joined Warwickshire in 2002, notching a century on his first-class debut in 2003.

Trott helped England claim Ashes series victories in 2009, 2011 and 2013.

“Trotty will be remembered as one of the greatest batsmen to have played for Warwickshire and England in the 21st century,” said Warwickshire’s sport director and former England spinner Ashley Giles.

“He made an immediate impact upon arrival at Edgbaston by scoring such a high volume of runs, and he has gone on to be part of one of the most successful periods in the club’s history, with five major trophies won across all formats.

“At international level, he played a major role in one of the best England teams of the last 50 years; a team that went top of the world rankings, but which also won the Ashes in Australia for the first time in 25 years.

“Whilst we will miss his immense contributions on and off the field, we all support Trotty with his decision.

“It has been a huge pleasure to have played and worked alongside Trotty throughout his career and we wish him the very best in everything that he does.”

Stress and mental health problems forced Trott to take two breaks from cricket, in 2013 and 2014.

But he still recorded nine Test centuries, and currently boasts 17,750 first-class runs.

“I’ve been fortunate to have enjoyed a great career with Warwickshire and England and I am very grateful for all of the support that I have received from my fellow players, coaches and management who I have worked with,” said Trott.

“Choosing to retire at the end of the season is something that I have spoken about at length with my family and this is now the right time to look at the next chapter of my career.

“Warwickshire CCC is a very special club and I’ve been immensely proud to have worn the Bear and Ragged Staff throughout my career. We’ve made a strong start to the 2018 season and I hope that I can make a major contribution to more success in my final year at Edgbaston as a player.”

Warwickshire coach Jim Troughton added: “Trotty will leave behind a legacy to the Bears and English cricket.

“He can be extremely proud of his achievements at domestic and international level and I will always regard him as a great team-mate, player and, most importantly, a good friend.”

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