Chris Tremlett retires aged 33

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Ashes winner Chris Tremlett has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.

Fast bowler Tremlett was a cornerstone of England's famous 2010/11 series success in Australia, where he took 17 wickets in three Tests.

The 33-year-old, who took 459 wickets in a 15-year first-class career, made his announcement on Surrey's official website on Friday.


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Tremlett has cited a susceptibility to back trouble as one of the reasons for his retirement.

He told "After 15 enjoyable years in a game that has given me so much, I feel now is the right moment to call time on my playing career.

"I have been extremely fortunate to have enjoyed such a fantastic and memorable career and lucky enough to play with and against some of the best players in the world.

"Wearing the Three Lions was the pinnacle, and I enjoyed every minute of the challenge, experience and ultimately the success that the team had while playing for England."

Tremlett, whose father Tim and grandfather Maurice also both played first-class cricket, began his career with Hampshire before a successful move to Surrey.

He made his England debut in a one-day international against Bangladesh in 2005 and won his first Test cap two summers later when India were the tourists.

He was to play for his country just 28 times in all, his availability hampered by a series of injuries.

But none of them precluded a finest hour in which he was picked mid-series in Australia, and went on to play a central role in one of England's most memorable campaigns as they won Down Under for the first time in almost a quarter of a century.

He added: "Unfortunately injury has hampered me throughout my career and now plays the leading role in my decision to retire.

"My body, and back in particular, can no longer withstand the vigour of performing at the level required to play professional cricket - and after taking specialist advice this latest injury means that I will not be able to carry on."

Surrey director of cricket Alec Stewart said: "Trem has been a valued and popular member of the playing staff throughout his time with us.

"On behalf of everyone at the club, I would like to thank him for his efforts and contributions both with Surrey and England and wish him well in the next chapter of his career."

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