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Wagh hangs up his bat

Batsman swaps cricket for a career in law

Wagh: Change of career

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Nottinghamshire batsman Mark Wagh has announced his retirement from professional cricket with immediate effect.

The 34-year-old will leave the sport at the conclusion of Notts' Division One encounter with Worcestershire at New Road.

Wagh, who spent the majority of his career at Warwickshire before moving to Trent Bridge in 2006, has struggled for runs this season - failing to register a half-century in 18 first-class innings this term.

He will now turn his attentions to a career in the legal profession, where he will begin work in August.

"I will always look back fondly on my time at Nottinghamshire and I have been privileged to play alongside some excellent players here," said Wagh.

"Being part of the Championship winning team last season was a major highlight for me and I would like to thank my team-mates, the coaching staff and all of the club's members and supporters for all they have done and continue to do for Nottinghamshire."

"Mark was an excellent acquisition and he gave stability to our batting order during a time when our fortunes in four-day cricket made a significant and sustained improvement," added Nottinghamshire boss Mick Newell.

"His century at Edgbaston last season was a particularly good innings and he made a solid contribution to our success.

"He wouldn't have featured in our Twenty20 fixtures and we agreed that it was best for all concerned if he was to bring forward his retirement."