Nottinghamshire batsman Ali Brown has confirmed that he will retire from professional cricket at the end of the season.
Brown has scored 16898 first class runs in a glittering career during which he won the County Championship with Surrey and Nottinghamshire and made 16 appearances for England in One Day Internationals.
“I always believed that the day my age exceeds my batting average it would be time to consider calling time on my career." - Ali Brown
“I knew that we were signing a quality player when Ali Brown became available and although it was clear that he was in the twilight of his career, he has made a big contribution here and will be remembered for his efforts in helping to win the Championship last season,” said Nottinghamshire Director of Cricket Mick Newell.
“He has an awful lot to offer to the game and I’m sure his coaching ambitions will benefit from the perspectives he has gained throughout his career.”
Brown has scored first class centuries against every team apart from Surrey and possesses a list of achievements in limited overs cricket that greats of the game would struggle to match.
“I always believed that the day my age exceeds my batting average it would be time to consider calling time on my career,” he said.
“I’ve made a lot of lifelong friends at Trent Bridge and The Oval. I’ve had a very enjoyable career at two great clubs and I’ve managed to win Championships at both of them which is something I could only dreamed of when I started my career.
“I’m available for all selection until the end of the season and hopefully I will have an opportunity to turn out for one final match at Trent Bridge.”