Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Lucas Retires From Professional Cricket

Lucas Retires From Professional Cricket

Worcestershire CCC have mutually agreed to curtail Dave Lucas' contract ahead of the 2014 season.

Lucas had been informed that First team opportunities will be minimal, both parties agreed to an amicable split. This decision effectively ends his First Class career, spanning 14 years.

The left arm fast-medium bowler started his professional cricketing career with home county, Nottinghamshire, in 1999. Also having stints at Yorkshire and Northamptonshire prior to joining Worcestershire in 2011.

Now aged 35, Lucas falls just five matches short of 100 First Class appearances, taking 264 wickets and 127 in 113 One-Day games.

Lucas commented "I'd like to thank everybody at Worcestershire CCC for the last few years and their understanding in reaching this decision and I would like to wish them well for the future. I'm very much looking forward to continuing my business 'Pristine Clean' along with progressing my coaching opportunities and spending more time with my wife and family."

Director of Cricket Steve Rhodes added "Everybody at the Club would like to wish Dave and his family all the best in his life outside of cricket and he will always be welcome at New Road anytime in the future."