Bragg calls it a day

05 December 2017 10:07:07 EST

Glamorgan batsman Will Bragg has retired at the age of 31 following a 2017 season dogged by illness.

He was only able to play a handful of matches but enjoyed a solid Royal London One-Day Cup campaign including a career-best 94 against Kent at Swansea.

"It's been a great experience to come through the age groups of Welsh cricket and represent Glamorgan for over a decade," said Bragg.

"Last season was a frustrating one for me personally and I believe now is the right time for me to step away from the game and start focusing on building a new career in another area.

"I've always been proactive about my life away from the game, and while it may be odd not to be reporting back to training with the lads this winter I am enthused and excited by what the future holds for me.

"I'd like to thank all those people who have supported me over the years and I leave offering nothing but the best wishes for the club moving forward."

Bragg initially signed as a deputy wicketkeeper to the long-serving Mark Wallace before turning himself into a specialist batsman.

Two years ago he passed 1,000 first-class runs for the third time in his career.

"He was a big part of the dressing room and a fine batsman for the club, so it's sad to see his career end prematurely," said Glamorgan chief executive Hugh Morris.

Meanwhile, England are 1/1 to beat Australia in the third Ashes Test later this month.

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