Kent pacer Tim Groenewald pulls down the curtains on his 15 years career by announcing retirement from professional cricket at the age of 37 years.
The pacer made his first-class debut for Warwickshire at the age of 22 years old in 2006 & has made 362 professional appearances across all formats of cricket. He has also played for county clubs such as Derbyshire, Somerset & kent. Gronewald has scalped 625 professional wickets by registering 16 wicket hauls as well as scoring over 3,000 runs with a strike rate of 124.53 in T20Is.
“I feel privileged to have played professional cricket for 16 years. I will always be extremely grateful to the clubs that I have represented & the opportunities they have provided me”, The Kent Official website quoted Tim Groenewald as saying.
“I have made some lifelong friends & memories along the way & will cherish those forever. I required knee surgery in April & despite having amazing support from the medical team at Kent & giving it every chance, I haven’t recovered well enough to return to playing”, Groenewald added.
For Kent club, Tim Groenewald has played nine matches after joining the club ahead of the 2020 season & has scalped seven wickets for kent to date. His career-best figures of 2-31 came in the Vitality Blast rivalry clash with Surrey Club at the Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence in September 2020.
Kent’s Director of cricket, Paul Downtown said, “Tim has enjoyed a long & successful career in first-class cricket while playing for a number of counties & winning several titles. He has been a great role model for a young player in the way that he has conducted himself both on & off the pitch”.
“TG will be missed in the dressing room at Kent- he has been a popular & highly respected cricketer within the squad & a valuable source of knowledge & experience for our young bowlers. I am pleased to announce that Tim will stay with us until the end of the season in a coaching capacity”, he added.