Ex-New Zealand international James Marshall has announced his retirement from cricket after a 16-year career.
The former New Zealand batsman James Marshall has announced that he is retiring from all forms of cricket after 16 years in the game.
Marshall currently plays domestic cricket for Northern Districts but featured regularly for New Zealand between 2005 and 2008.
The 34-year-old played seven Tests, 10 one-day internationals and three Twenty20 matches for his country, scoring his only century in his last match for New Zealand against Ireland.
Marshall made his first-class debut in the 1997/98 season for Northern Districts and became the first batsman to score 6,000 runs for the side.
The former international player is also the club’s leading run-scorer of all time at one-day level, amassing 3,775 altogether.
As well as these records Marshall can also add the title of being the cricketer with the most first-class appearances for a single province in New Zealand – featuring 126 times for Northern Districts in the Plunket Shield.
The batsman has captained his club of 16 years for the last two seasons, but believes it is the right time for him to bow out of the game.
“These are never easy decisions to make, and after 16 years it’s going to be a big change for me,” Marshall said on ESPNcricinfo.
“But it’s the logical one for myself and my family at this point in my life.”
Marshall will finish his career at Northern Districts with 7,422 first-class runs to his name at an average of 31.85.