Glamorgan batsman Ben Wright to retire at end of season

Ben Wright
Ben Wright has scored 3,684 first-class runs for Glamorgan

Glamorgan batsman Ben Wright will retire at the end of the season to pursue a career with a metal manufacturer.

The 27-year-old represented England Under-19s and scored 72 on his Glamorgan debut in 2006.

Wright, who has a batting average of 27.08 from 89 first-class matches, struggled to secure a first-team place.

"It has not been an easy decision, but I'm very excited to be starting a fresh challenge," he said.

Glamorgan chief executive Hugh Morris said: "Ben has been a true professional and will be missed both in the dressing room and with his skills on the field."

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