England’s experienced left-arm spinner Alex Hartley will retire from professional cricket at the end of the ongoing women’s Hundred tournament, she confirmed on Tuesday, August 23. She is playing for Welsh Fire women, who are currently placed second in the points table with 11 points.
“I’m hanging my boots up – I am officially retiring from cricket. I’ve absolutely loved it at Welsh Fire, every single second of it. The staff have been really supportive, they’ve been great over the last month. And I don’t want to play 50-over cricket!” Hartley said on No Balls, the BBC podcast she co-hosts with Kate Cross.
“I’m really, really excited. I’m going to really miss it. I’m going to be really sad – but it’s right, isn’t it? I’ve been thinking about it for ages,” the 29-year-old added.