England's Laura Marsh announces retirement

Laura Marsh represented England in 103 ODIs, 67 T20Is and nine Tests and took 217 international wickets across her career, finishing up as the most successful spinner in the history of English women’s cricket.

The leading wicket-taker in England’s 2009 ICC Women’s World Cup success, Laura Marsh was one of five members of that squad who went on to win again at Lord’s in 2017.   -  Vivek Bendre

England off-spinner Laura Marsh has announced her international retirement after a 13-year career that saw her win three World Cups.

Marsh made her debut in 2006 as a seamer before switching to spin. The 33-year-old represented England in 103 ODIs, 67 T20Is and nine Tests and took 217 international wickets across her career, finishing up as the most successful spinner in the history of English women’s cricket — and England’s third-highest wicket-taker in ODI cricket.

The leading wicket-taker in England’s 2009 ICC Women’s World Cup success, she was one of five members of that squad who went on to win again at Lord’s in 2017.

Clare Connor, Managing Director, Women’s Cricket, in an official statement, said: “Laura has been a fantastic servant to English cricket and we’re so grateful for everything she has contributed over a career spanning 13 years.

“Her record ranks amongst the very best bowlers in the history of our game but the stats are only one part of her impact.

“She’ll be remembered by those who have played with her and worked with her for her kindness, her loyalty and her relentless desire to improve. Laura was softly spoken but fiercely determined to play her part for the team.

“Not many cricketers in the world have won three World Cups, and these are wonderful memories that Laura takes into retirement with her. She’s been the complete team player and a role model for England women’s cricket and she will be missed,” added Connor.

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