Ireland June 18, 2007

Peter Gillespie retires

Peter Gillespie has retired from international cricket after 124 appearances for Ireland.

Peter Gillespie has retired from international cricket after 124 appearances for Ireland.

"I was going to retire after the World Cup but my family persuaded me to stay on,ā€ he told cricketeurope. ā€œIā€™m glad they did because I wanted to finish on the pitch. I knew the team would be weaker because of retirements, injuries and the three County players in England, so I'm glad I stayed on to give a bit of experience to the new caps."

Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

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