Bragg calls time on Glamorgan career

Will Bragg has announced his retirement Getty Images

Glamorgan batsman Will Bragg has announced his retirement from cricket with immediate effect at the age of 31.

Bragg was only able to play a handful of County Championship matches in 2017 due to illness, although he did enjoy a successful Royal London One-Day Cup campaign when he registered a career-best 94 against the Kent Spitfires at Swansea.

"It's been a great experience to come through the age groups of Welsh Cricket and represent Glamorgan for over a decade," he said.

"Last season was a frustrating one for me personally and I believe now is the right time for me to step away from the game and start focusing on building a new career in another area.

Born in Newport, Will initially signed for Glamorgan as Mark Wallace's understudy behind the stumps, before developing into a specialist top-order batsman.

He enjoyed his most consistent season for the Welsh county in 2016 when he switched to No. 3 from opening and passed 1,000 first-class runs for the third time, hitting a career-best 161 not out against Essex in Cardiff.

He went on to score over 5,500 First-class runs for Glamorgan across an impressive 11-year career.

"Will Bragg has been an integral part of Glamorgan for more than a decade," said Glamorgan's chief executive Hugh Morris. "He was a big part of the dressing room and a fine batsman for the club, so it's sad to see his career end prematurely."