Injury ends Glamorgan's bowler Adam Shantry's career

Adam Shantry
Adam Shantry joined Glamorgan from Warwickshire in 2007

Glamorgan bowler Adam Shantry has been forced to retire due to a knee injury.

The seam bowler signed from Warwickshire in October 2007 and went on to play 32 first class matches, claiming 90 wickets at an average of just over 24.

"My knees can no longer cope with the demands," said Shantry, 28.

Glamorgan cricket boss Colin Metson said: "He was a hard-working, honest, committed cricketer, qualities that will assist him in the future."

Shantry had an outstanding debut season in 2008, taking 30 wickets at 18 a piece, the most economical return by a Glamorgan bowler for 40 years.

He also scored his maiden century at Colwyn Bay in 2009, but in 2010 injuries struck and after 100 more overs this year, his career is over.

Shantry added: "I can look back upon many fantastic memories, and consider myself extremely fortunate to have played with, and against, some of the best players in the world. I have loved every minute of it."

Cricket director Metson added: "Adam worked hard during the winter to gain fitness and it's disappointing it hasn't worked out for him."

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