One of our most accomplished sporting alumni, the prolific scorer of runs and keeper of wickets, Matt Prior, has retired from all forms of cricket following medical advice relating to a recurring achilles tendon injury.
"I was expecting to be fit for the 2015 season," Prior said. "Unfortunately, this has proved impossible, and I have now had to reach this decision." He added: "I feel honoured to have played for Sussex and England as many times as I have and shared so many great times with both teams. I also feel privileged to have been involved in an era of such success for English cricket. I have always tried to play with pride and passion and have a deep belief that the team will always come first. Although I haven't achieved all the goals I had set out to, I feel immensely proud of what I have done in my career. Sadly it is now time to move on."
Former England women's captain & Old Brightonian Clare Connor OBE (Wi. 1989-94) said "Be very proud Matt Prior - you've played professional cricket with the same huge smile, heart & soul as when I first met you aged 10!"
He leaves the game with a Test batting average of 40.18, the highest of any England wicketkeeper to claim more than 100 dismissals and the fourth best of all-time!
Brighton College & The Old Brightonians wish Matt the very best of good fortune in whatever he chooses to do next in his life, and thank this great alumnus for all the terrifically entertaining cricket over the years.
An incredible career for England Watch some of Matt Prior's best moments!Posted by England Cricket on Thursday, 11 June 2015