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Ex Kiwi opener Cumming retires from all forms of cricket


March 16, 2012 - Wellington

Former New Zealand opener Craig Cumming has announced that he will retire from all forms of cricket at the end of this season.

"For 19 years I have had the privilege of being a professional cricketer, and during this time I have been able to experience all the highs and also the lows that come from being involved in this wonderful game," stuff.co.nz quoted Cumming, as saying.

"It is time, however, for me to finish my playing career. I am forever indebted to Otago Cricket for all the support and opportunities that this great province has given me," he added.

Otago Cricket said Cumming had been very influential as a captain, mentor and advocate for the game and had set an example in cricket.

Cumming, who initially played his cricket for Canterbury, has played 145 first-class matches (93 for Otago), 147 one-day games (105 for Otago) and 44 Twenty20 matches (43 for Otago).

His list of impressive achievements and statistics at provincial level is a long one but to highlight a few, his 6463 first class runs and 21 centuries for Otago are both records for the province, as are his 2558 one-day runs.

He has captained Otago in 10 of his 12 seasons with the province.

ANI

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