Former England and Kent offspinner James Tredwell retires
James Tredwell played for Kent from 2001 to 2018. @Getty

James Tredwell, the Kent offspinner who played 64 times for England between 2010-2015, has announced his retirement from senior cricket.

Tredwell, 36, took the decision after failing to break into Kent’s first XI following another attempted recover from a chronic shoulder problem. His retirement brings to close a career in which he claimed 78 wickets at international level and 830 across first-class, List A and T20 cricket. For Kent, Tredwell took 368 first-class wickets and 207 in one-dayers.

“I feel very grateful to have been able to represent both my county and my country during my career,” Tredwell told Kent’s website. “I have had some great times on and off the cricket field, but now it’s time for both me and the club to move on.”

Tredwell played his first game for England in 2010, an ODI against Bangladesh in Dhaka in which he was at the end of a close victory with two not out, in the company of centurion Eoin Morgan as England chased 261 with two wickets left. His Test debut came a few weeks later, and with it six wickets and a crucial 37 with the bat.

Tredwell played just one more Test, in the West Indies were he added five more wickets, as his career overlapped with Graeme Swann. Overall, he featured in 45 ODIs and 17 T20Is.

On the domestic front, he led Kent during the 2013 season. Post retirement, Tredwell intends on remaining involved with the game.

“I am looking forward to giving something back to the game I love, whether it be as an umpire or coach,” he said. “I will see where each role takes me and I am excited by the challenge ahead.”

Kent director of cricket Paul Downton said of Tredwell’s career with Kent from 2001 to 2018: “James has made an outstanding contribution to Kent in all formats throughout an incredibly successful career and I would like to congratulate him on all that he has achieved. The dressing room will be a very different place without Treddy and I would like to wish him all the very best for the future.”