Australian women's news March 9, 2010

Sarah Andrews announces her retirement

Cricinfo staff

Sarah Andrews, the Australian fast bowler, has announced her retirement from all forms of cricket. Andrews, 28, has departed after a career of three Tests, 39 one-day internationals and 16 Twenty20 internationals.

Andrews was a member of the squad that recently returned from New Zealand with the Rose Bowl trophy and she was part of Australia's 2008-09 World Cup group. She has also been a key player for the New South Wales Brakers during a dominant era for the team.

"I've been playing representative cricket for the last 10 years and have thoroughly enjoyed it. It has been a big part of my life so this was always going to be a very tough decision," Andrews said. "I am going to miss it a lot, especially my team mates and all the characters within the game. I've have a lot of fond memories of cricket and it's been great to be part of so many successful teams."

Andrews leaves the game with 54 one-day international wickets at 21.14, placing her equal ninth on Australia's all-time list. She also claimed four Test wickets at 33.75 and 10 Twenty20 victims at 36.80.