SuperSport Series 2003-04 March 31, 2004

Clive Eksteen hangs up his boots

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Clive Eksteen has announced his retirement from first-class cricket, after playing for Gauteng for 19 seasons. Eksteen, a left-arm spinner, was part of South Africa's squad on their re-admission to international cricket in 1991-92.

In an international career spanning six seasons, Eksteen played seven Tests and six one-day internationals. A regular for Gauteng, he claimed 468 wickets in 162 first-class games at an average of nearly 30, and had 176 limited-overs wickets at a rate of 28.

After Eksteen's announcement, the Gauteng cricket board invited him to serve on the board's marketing committee.