Nottinghamshire's Mark Wagh announces retirement

Mark Wagh
Wagh twice topped 1,000 County Championship runs for Notts

Nottinghamshire batsman Mark Wagh has announced his retirement from professional cricket.

The 34-year-old, who is keen to pursue a law career, had originally planned to quit in August.

However, he has brought the move forward and played his last game in Wednesday's County Championship defeat by Worcestershire.

"I have been privileged to play alongside some excellent players here," said Wagh.

"Being part of the Championship-winning team last season was a major highlight for me."

Wagh, who signed from Warwickshire at the end of the 2006 season, scored more than 1,000 County Championship runs in two of his four full seasons at Trent Bridge.

Nottinghamshire director of cricket Mick Newell said: "Mark was an excellent acquisition and he gave stability to our batting order during a time when our fortunes in four-day cricket made a significant and sustained improvement.

"[However], he wouldn't have featured in our Twenty20 fixtures and we agreed it was best for all concerned if he was to bring forward his retirement."