Peter Hartley announces his retirement

Vic Isaacs

September 12, 2000

Text size: A | A

Peter Hartley
Peter Hartley

Peter Hartley, Hampshire's opening bowler since 1998, has announced he is to retire from the game at the end of the season.

40 year-old Hartley born in Keighley, is currently the oldest player on the county circuit, has been troubled by various injuries throughout this past season, so his retirement may not have come as much of a surprise.

He made his first-class debut in 1982 for Warwickshire, but soon returned to his native Yorkshire who he served for 12 years, gaining his county cap in 1987, and received a benefit in 1996. He joined Hampshire in 1998, as Yorkshire looked to push forward their younger fast bowlers.

In his three years with Hampshire he took 99 first-class wickets in 33 games, and was an important cog in the clubs one-day side, taking 73 wickets in 50 games.

He is likely to play his 232nd and last match against his old county, and will look to add to his tally of 680 wickets.

Tim Tremlett, Hampshire's Director of Cricket said of Hartley, "Peter came to Hampshire to bolster up our bowling, but in the three years he has been with us, he has done much more than we expected. He was both brilliant on and off the field, helping many of the younger bowlers. He will certainly be missed".

RSS Feeds: Vic Isaacs

© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.

Email Feedback Print
Related Links
Players/Officials: Peter Hartley
Series/Tournaments: England Domestic Season
Teams: England | Hampshire
Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Hampshire at Derby - Apr 20-23
Hampshire 328
Durham v Somerset at Chester-le-Street - Apr 20-23
Durham 308 Somerset 157/5
Glamorgan v Gloucs at Cardiff - Apr 20-23
Glamorgan 145 Gloucs 27/0
Kent v Leics at Canterbury - Apr 20-23
Leics 106/1
Lancashire v Warwickshire at Manchester - Apr 20-23
Lancashire 247 Warwickshire 149/2
Surrey v Essex at The Oval - Apr 20-23
Essex 73/1
Yorkshire v Northants at Leeds - Apr 20-23
Yorkshire 459/9d Northants 3/0
Complete fixtures » | Download Fixtures »
News | Features Last 3 days
News | Features Last 3 days