Iain Wardlaw Calls Time On Scotland Career
Mon, May 18, 2015 3:19 PM
Scotland Pace bowler Iain Wardlaw has announced his retirement from international cricket with immediate effect.
Wardlaw, 29, hails from Dewsbury, Yorkshire, has a Scottish father and first represented Scotland in 2013 against Afghanistan in Sharjah.
During his time with Scotland, the right-arm fast bowler played in 22 One Day Internationals and 4 T20 Internationals, taking 45 wickets, with best figures of 4/22 against Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi in early 2015.
He has made a considerable impact in the Scotland set-up during his two year stint representing his country, which concluded in the beautiful city of Hobart in March 2015 - leading the bowling attack against World Champions, Australia.
He was one of a number of players who qualified to play for Scotland through parentage when the ICC “exceptional circumstances” criteria began to recognise parentage in late 2012, while he was on Yorkshire’s books.
His total commitment to his country was never in doubt by those who saw him train and play in the Scotland jersey.
Throughout his Scotland career he was an attacking pace bowler who never took a step backwards and never shirked a tough challenge.
Head Coach Grant Bradburn said “Iain can be proud that he has made a big contribution to Cricket Scotland and the team. Iain is highly respected within the side and his contributions both on and off the park will be missed. It is fantastic to see our retiring players moving onto meaningful careers, and we wish Iain and wife Charlotte all the best in this next exciting chapter of their lives.”
Iain Wardlaw added, "It has been the highlight of my cricketing career playing for Scotland, and would like to thank all the players, staff and fans of Scottish cricket for their passion and support throughout my time with the national team.
I couldn't have wished to have played with a better group of lads who I wish all the success in the future. I've seen the team develop into a much more mature and disciplined unit over the last few years, and I am sure there's special things to come from this group of players. I'm looking forward to seeing them play on the big stage in the near future!"
He continued, "For me I'm looking forward to a career path in the design industry where I started before cricket so there's plenty of exciting challenges ahead."