Hodd to call it a day

12 June 2018 03:39:26 EST

Four-time County Championship winner Andrew Hodd is to retire at the end of the 2018 season.

Hodd, 34, has won two pennants with current club Yorkshire after twice being crowned a champion at Sussex.

He was capped by Yorkshire in 2016, a year after their most recent Division One title.

"Over the past 15 years I've had lots of ups and quite a few downs," Hodd said. "The Championship wins were great and I've been fortunate enough to be involved in some good squads, but coming up to Yorkshire and falling in love with the game again, becoming part of the club and then being honoured by receiving my county cap was massive for me personally

"Any time you win a trophy gives you that shared purpose with the guys that helped you achieve it and have been with you all the way through. I think that's what I'll miss most, those great wins.
 
"I was as soft and southern as they come really when I first came up here.

"I fell in love with Yorkshire the place just as much as I did with the cricket. My first born is a Yorkshireman and I'll make sure he grows up being a die-hard Yorkshire fan."
 
Yorkshire director of cricket Martyn Moxon added: "It has been an absolute pleasure working with Andrew over the last seven years.

"He has been a brilliant wicketkeeper throughout his career. His influence on the team here at Yorkshire has been outstanding."

Yorkshire are 1212/1 to win the Royal London Cup and 16/1 for the T20 Blast.

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