Tim Linley: Surrey seam bowler retires through injury

Tim Linley
Tim Linley made two appearances for Surrey in the T20 Blast this summer

Surrey seam bowler Tim Linley has announced his retirement because of a knee injury.

The Yorkshire-born 33-year-old made only one Championship appearance this season, and two in the T20 Blast.

"Professional cricket was my dream job and the only one that I ever wanted to do," he told the Surrey website.

"I feel incredibly grateful I was able to achieve that ambition and fortunate I have been able to lead the life that I always dreamed about as a kid."

Linley made his first-class debut for Oxford MCCU in 2003 and made his Surrey debut in 2009 following a spell at Sussex.

He took 73 first-class wickets for The Oval side as they won promotion from Division Two in 2011.

In total he picked up 200 wickets at an average of 27.59 in 64 first-class appearances.