Leicestershire: batsman Matt Boyce retires with immediate effect

Matt Boyce
Matthew Boyce scored six first-class centuries for Leicestershire

Leicestershire's longest serving player Matt Boyce has retired with immediate effect to pursue a career in finance.

After making his debut in 2006, Boyce, 29, scored 4,882 runs at an average of 27.89 in 104 first-class matches.

The left-hander also played 67 List A games, scoring 10 half-centuries, and made 55 Twenty20 appearances.

"I'd like to thank the club, including the coaches, support staff, players and supporters, for making my career in cricket so enjoyable," Boyce said.

He came through the age groups and academy system at Grace Road and was involved with the club for two decades.

Boyce, who has a degree in Management and Economics, will now set up his own wealth management firm under the umbrella of one of the leading wealth management companies in the UK.

"Although it is not easy knowing I am not going to play again, I'm excited about the next chapter in my life and taking on a new challenge," he added.

"I've been coming to Grace Road for 20 years and nothing would make me happier than seeing my current team-mates do well in the future."

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