Alex Wakely retires from all forms of cricket

Wakely was a player of Northamptonshire club where he also led the side as captain.

Former Northamptonshire captain Alex Wakely retired from all forms of cricket on Wednesday. Wakely scored more than 12,000 runs after appearing in 371 innings.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my career and I am hugely grateful for my time in the game. I have had many highs and many lows along the way, but I have always given 100 per cent to Northamptonshire Cricket,” Wakely said in an official release.

Wakely also thanked his club for giving him the opportunity over the years.

“I cannot thank the club enough for all the opportunities they have given me over the years, and in particular head coach David Ripley who has helped, encouraged and supported me throughout. He has become a friend rather than a coach and somebody who I have the upmost respect for,” he added.

Club Chairman Gavin Warren said Wakely has played a very crucial role in Northamptonshire success over the years and added , “we wish him all the best on his retirement”.

Recalling his journey he said, “In my early tenure alongside David Ripley, Wakers was hugely important in guiding the Club into an incredibly successful time on the field, to have brought home the trophy in 2013 and 2016 was a superb achievement,”.

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