Shanan Stewart retires from cricket

Shanan Stewart retires from cricket


Shanan Stewart clicks to a on side, Auckland v Canterbury, Ford Trophy, final, Auckland, Mar 31, 2013

Shanan Stewart, who represented New Zealand in 4 ODIs in 2010, has called time on his career in top-flight cricket. The 31-year aged hard-hitting batsman done his first-class entrance in 2001 for Canterbury and had given played 244 matches for a side in all formats, second to former Test cricketer Chris Harris.

“It was still a unequivocally tough call,” Stewart told Fairfax NZ News. “I’ve done some unequivocally good friends in this competition and it was a flattering tough preference to retire. But I’ve got a immature family now and other things on my image and, really, during a finish of a day we substantially wasn’t carrying as many success as we wanted.”

Stewart done 5693 runs in four-day cricket during 36.72, with 7 centuries and 35 fifties. His farewell innings was a peppery and dominant 96 off 65 balls to penetrate Auckland in February. He struck 3521 List A runs including 4 centuries and 17 fifties and in a shortest format he had 679 runs, with 5 fifties and a strike rate of 124.35.

Peter Fulton, a Canterbury captain, praised Stewart’s process that postulated a domestic career travelling over a decade. “He’s a bit of an old-school cricketer,” Fulton said. “He played a diversion hard, always gave 100 per cent and he had fun.”

Stewart’s biggest prominence stays his 485 runs in 7 matches during Canterbury’s successful Plunket Shield debate in 2010-11, an feat done all a some-more poignant carrying come underneath formidable times.

“Winning a four-day championship after a trembler [2010-11 season] when we were all down and out a bit, that was special,” he said. “The approach Fults (Fulton) and Bobby [assistant manager Bob Carter] pulled us through, that was shining and winning that pretension unequivocally was a prominence for me. we owe a lot to Bobby, he was a manager who unequivocally seemed to get a many out of me.”

A first-class top of 227 valid a stepping mill into a inhabitant side though a graduation did not final too prolonged after he could pattern usually 26 runs in 4 ODIs in 2010. He had skirted around a edges of a T20I entrance carrying done a 30-man rough patrol for that year’s World T20, though missed out.

“Obviously we would have desired some-more success with New Zealand though we have no regrets,” he said.

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