Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Anthony McGrath retires

Best wishes from the East Riding Cricket Society to Anthony McGrath after a thumb injury forced his retirement. Anthony spoke to the society in 2010, impressing us all with his intelligence, honesty and good humour. The ultimate team man, he captained Yorkshire twice and was one of only four players to score 10,000 runs and take 100 wickets in the County Championship in the 17 years since his debut in 1995. Among many highlights, Pace and Bounce has particularly fond memories of Anthony running out Sean Ervine at Scarborough in 2010. He swooped on the ball and threw down one stump - to the great delight of his team-mates - in a manner reminiscent of the great Colin Bland. Read the official announcement of Anthony's retirement or watch him talking about his decision.