DateLine: 3rd August 2009
Andrew Caddick has announced he will retire at the end of the season after 19 years at Somerset. During his career he played 62 Tests and 54 one-day internationals for England and remained a consistent performer at county level after his final international appearance in 2003.
Caddick, 40, has been plagued by injuries in the last couple of seasons and although he is now back in the Somerset Championship side has decided not to try and continue his career in 2010. Before the current Championship match against Nottinghamshire he had 1175 first-class wickets with a best of 9 for 32 and 2009 is his testimonial year.
His final Test came against Australia, at Sydney, in January 2003 with a match-winning display of 10 for 215 and his final international appearance came at the World Cup two months later. Injury meant he was ruled out early in the 2003 home season and he never forced his way back, although kept believing he could as recently as 2007 when he was the leading first-class wicket-taker.
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