Middlesex and Ireland seamer Tim Murtagh retires from internationals
Middlesex and Ireland seamer Tim Murtagh has announced his retirement from international cricket.
Lambeth-born Murtagh capped his Ireland career at Lord’s, earning a spot in his home ground honours board for 13 in a losing cause.
Murtagh wore the green top after talking his ancestry and proceeded to be the anchor of the nation’s seam attack across 14 Twenty20s along with 54 internationals as well as their three Test matches.
Ireland’s elevated standing supposed till they did so on contracts, their leading players may carry on to play in county cricket, and Murtagh has chosen to sign up a new two-year deal with Middlesex.
“That is a day I have known was coming for a couple of years because the ECB changed their regulations, but it hasn’t made the decision any easier. I’ve had eight years enjoying international cricket and adored every minute of it,” said Murtagh.
“It is sad it has come to an end but a choice that I have made my peace with. A Test Match against England at Lord’s is a superb way to finish my career and a match I’ll always cherish.
“I want the lads all the very best for the winter excursions and very much hope to help out and participate in some capacity in the long run.”
Head coach Graham Ford bidding on the paceman a fond farewell, adding:”It’s sad to see such a excellent player leave our rankings, but Tim is a design professional and a fantastic advantage to have in the dressing room.
“His performances on the pitch were top-class, but it is also the burden of knowledge and knowledge of the game that he attracted to gain young bowlers inside the Irish arrangement that made his engagement invaluable.
“Irish cricket made the ideal call as it signed Tim up back in 2012, and that also he could take pride in the positive impact he’s had on Irish cricket. I want Tim nicely in his next couple of seasons such as Middlesex.”