McKenzie calls it a day

Former Hampshire and South Africa batsman Neil McKenzie has announced his retirement from first-class cricket.

The 39-year-old decided to call time on his playing career after hitting an unbeaten double-hundred for Lions against Warriors.

His 19,041 runs came at an average of 45.77, and McKenzie shared in two record breaking partnerships.

A stand of 415 with Graeme Smith against Bangladesh in 2008 remains the highest in Test cricket for the opening pair, and in 2011 he put on 523 with Michael Carberry – the biggest partnership in Hampshire’s history and the third highest of all time in the County Championship.

McKenzie had stints at Somerset and Durham, but made the biggest impact on county cricket at the Ageas Bowl, where he featured from 2010-2013, hitting a half-century as Hampshire won the t20 on home soil in 2010 and achieving a domestic t20 and CB40 double in 2012.

Source: ECB

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