Ankle injury makes Michael Lumb into immediate retirement

Ankle injury makes Michael Lumb into immediate retirement

Nottinghamshire batsman Michael Lumb has been makes to retire with immediate effect due to an ankle injury, the club confirmed on Wednesday (July 19). The hard-hitting batsman joined the club in 2012 after having served his stint at Hampshire. The South Africa-born cricketer had started out at Yorkshire, where his father Richard played.

Lumb scored a staggering 11,443 first-class runs that included 21 hundreds and 58 fifties, and got 6,623 List A runs at an impressive strike rate of 86.98. His true presence though, was felt best in the shortest format of the game, where he amassed almost 5,000 runs at a strike-rate of 138.

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“I’m extremely disappointed I’ve had to retire from cricket, particularly in the middle of the season, but I have to respect medical opinion,” Lumb said.

“Last, but by no means least, I couldn’t have achieved what I have without the total support of my wife Lizzie and all the rest of my family.”

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