Barlick's Brindle calls time on England career

Arran Brindle

Arran Brindle

First published in Sport

England all-rounder Arran Brindle has announced her retirement from international cricket.

The 32-year-old from Barnoldswick, who is a teacher, made her England debut in 1999 and played in 11 Tests, 88 one-day internationals and 35 Twenty20 internationals.

Brindle featured in three Ashes-winning sides and in 2011 became the first woman in England to score a century in men’s Premier League cricket.

“I will forever cherish the highs and lows of playing for England,” she said.

“Nothing will ever match the feeling of pulling on my England shirt, but the time feels right to move on with my career at Greenwich House School and to spend more time at home with my family.

“Having taken part in five Ashes series, I feel incredibly proud to walk away having won three, with the last two being contested over the innovative multi-format arrangement.

“The most recent win in Australia has to be the biggest highlight, in particular, the immense team effort to win the Test in Perth.”

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