Pacer Tim Gronewald called time on his Illustrious Career-Spanning of 15 years


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.

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