Gavin Hamilton announces his retirement
Thu, Aug 19, 2010 10:36 PM
Gavin Hamilton will make his final appearances in Scotland colours in Aberdeen this weekend after announcing his retirement.
Hamilton has played for Scotland since 1993, although he also represented England in one Test Match.
Roddy Smith, chief executive of Cricket Scotland, paid tribute to the Broxburn-born player, who also played for Yorkshire and Durham during his first-class career. "Gav has been a tremendous servant to Scottish cricket, and we will miss him greatly. He has been, arguably, one of the best-ever Scottish cricketers and everyone was very proud when he played Test cricket for England. Gavin has been the backbone of our batting in recent years, and also steeped into the captaincy last year, and has been instrumental in assisting the team through a transitional period. To play for your country for 17 years is an amazing achievement.
"He has been a remarkable player, who represented his country in four World Cup events and umpteen pressurised situations. Never once has his enthusiasm flagged, and he has been a fantastic ambassador for Scottish cricket. Let's hope he goes out with a bang this weekend."