Essex left-arm spinner Tim Phillips has announced his retirement with immediate effect after playing 16 glorious seasons for the Chelmsford-based outfit.
Tim Phillips to retire from cricket http://t.co/bTIv4Pj0oZ
— Essex Cricket (@EssexCricket) October 1, 2014
The 33-year-old has established himself as a key player of the Essex squad since he made his debut in 1999, took 94 wickets in 88 matches.
“I have enjoyed my career and the friendships I have made during my 16 years representing Essex but I am really excited to start a new challenge,” Phillips told the club’s official website.
“I would like to take this opportunity to wish the club all the best for the future.”
Phillips has claimed 132 wickets in 78 first-class cricket at 45.56 average.