Anyon calls it a day

Sussex seamer James Anyon has decided to retire from first-class cricket after failing to get fit in time for the upcoming season.

The 32-year-old, who arrived from Warwickshire in 2010, missed most of the 2014 campaign and did not feature last term due to an ongoing knee injury.

Anyon took 199 first-class wickets for Sussex in 63 matches and also made over 1,000 runs in his time at the 1st Central County Ground, Hove.

In total Anyon took 311 first-class wickets throughout his career at an average of 35.22, as well as 77 limited-overs scalps.

“It’s been a frustrating 18 months having failed to recover from a knee injury,” said Anyon.

“On the advice of the club’s medical staff, I have decided not to pursue my first-class cricketing career.

“I have had a fantastic time at the club since I joined in 2010 and I would like to thank everyone who has made me and my family so welcome here at Hove.

“I’m very fortunate to have played my best cricket at Sussex, and I’m very proud that I got to represent the county as often as I did.

“I’d like to make a special thank-you to the medical staff and the PCA for all their help over the past 12 months, and I wish the club success going forward.”

Source: ECB

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