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.
“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.”