James Tredwell: Kent and former England off-spinner retires

James Tredwell
James Tredwell has not played for Kent this season after struggling with a shoulder injury

Kent and former England off-spinner James Tredwell has retired from cricket after an 18-year career.

Tredwell made his debut for Kent in 2000 and took 830 wickets in 613 games, but has not played for the first team this summer.

The 36-year-old was capped twice by England in Test cricket and also took 67 wickets in 62 limited-overs games.

"It has been an honour to play for Kent all these years," he told the club website.

"I am looking forward to giving something back to the game I love, whether it be as an umpire or coach.

"I will see where each role takes me and I am excited by the challenge ahead."

Walker praises 'perfect role model'

Kent head coach Matt Walker told BBC Radio Kent that Tredwell had "made the most of every opportunity" presented to him.

"He's worked extremely hard to have the career he's had, he's taken every season as it's come, never looked too far down the line," he added.

"He's your Mr Reliable, a solid professional cricketer that you trust - you know he's going to give everything he can to the cause.

"If any young player has question marks on how to go about it, then they need to look at James Tredwell because he's been the perfect role model since he's been at Kent."