New Zealand allrounder Andrew Ellis ended his 18-year cricket career when he announced his retirement from the sport.
After playing with the national team in 15 ODIs and five T20Is in 2012-2013, Andrew Ellis decided to retire from the sport in which he had spent 18 years of his life. Being a part of Canterbury, Ellis scored a total of 5221 runs and picked up 249 wickets during his 106 first-class appearances for the team.
As a player of both Canterbury and New Zealand, Ellis became the second player to have played over 100 games in each format in the NZ domestic cricket history. In fact, he had taken part in 106 first-class matches, 133 List A, and 127 T20s. Aside from that, he also led Canterbury to a sweet win in the Plunket Shield during his first year of captaincy in the 2016/2017 season.
‘Elly has been the heart and soul of the team for a long time. I remember coming into the side and he really took me and the other young players under his wing. He was the utmost professional and his legacy here at Canterbury will stand the test of time’, Canterbury captain Cole McConchie said in an interview.
McConchie also said that Ellis has a massive heart and that he’ll be missed by the group. Also, the Canterbury side wished Elly the best time of his life after his retirement from cricket.
For the last eight months, the 37-year-old player had been working part-time for High Performance Sport New Zealand as a regional manager in Christchurch. He also has high hopes that his role will eventually become a fulltime role in the future.
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