London: Australia's Michael di Venuto has retired from English county cricket with immediate effect, the Durham batsman said on Monday.
The 38-year-old left-hander who previously played county cricket for Sussex and Derbyshire, joined north-east side Durham in 2007 and helped the club win the domestic 50-over trophy, their first major piece of silverware, in his first season at the Riverside.
Such was Australia's batting strength in the prime of his career, Di Venuto was restricted to just nine one-day internationals, all in 1997, and never played Test cricket.
However, he played a key role in helping Durham win back-to-back first-class County Championship titles, including a huge haul of 1,654 runs, with two double hundreds, when they won the competition for a second time in 2009....more
09:45 AM, Jun 07, 2008
Kingston (Jamaica): All-rounder Andre Russell has said West Indies was eyeing a whitewash after brushing aside New Zealand by nine wickets in the opening One-Day International. Set a revised target of 136 off 33 overs after a two-hour rain break during their innings, West Indies cruised to victory off 24.2 overs, to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series the second of which will be played Saturday at the...
02:30 PM, Jun 06, 2008