Injured Hick misses farewell
Graeme Hick confirmed an elbow injury will keep him out of Worcestershire's final two games of the season.
Last Updated: 17/09/08 5:04pm
Graeme Hick will miss his own farewell after being ruled out of Worcestershire's final two games of the season due to an elbow injury.
The 42-year-old batsman aggravated the problem during the 11-run Pro40 defeat to Middlesex on Sunday.
He confirmed on Monday that he will sit out the Pears' final LV County Championship fixture against Middlesex and the Pro40 play-off at Glamorgan on Sunday.
"I'm disappointed on the one hand," Hick told Sky Sports News.
"But I played Sunday and the Middlesex lads lined up and gave me a guard of honour.
"My elbow is not 100 percent and if this game was mid-season I wouldn't play.
"I would need another 10 days to be totally comfortable with it and so I made the decision on two counts."
Hick's decision brings down the curtain on a career that has seen him score 136 first-class hundreds, placing him eighth on the all-time list.
He has also scored more than 64,000 runs in all forms of the game, making him the most prolific batsman in history.
The Zimbabwe-born player accumulated his first-class runs at an average of 52.23, while his useful spin bowling also captured 232 victims.
In contrast to his domestic dominance, Hick - who served a seven-year qualification period before his England debut in 1991 - struggled in international cricket.
He played 65 Tests in the decade from 1991-2001, an average of 31.32 and just six centuries telling the story of underachievement on the biggest stage.
His one-day international record was superior, averaging 37.33 in 120 appearances and placing fifth on England's all-time list of run scorers in the 50-over format.