Will Owen: Glamorgan bowler retires with injury aged 26

Will Owen
Will Owen studied at Cardiff Met University before joining Glamorgan

Glamorgan seam bowler Will Owen has retired at the age of 26 because of long-term back and hip injuries.

Owen, from Prestatyn, played only 24 first-class games, taking 51 wicketsexternal-link at an average of almost 44.

He said: "I'm proud to have lived my dream to play cricket for Glamorgan."

Glamorgan director of cricket and chief executive Hugh Morris said: "It is a great shame Will has retired at an age when a player would expect to have many more years left to play."

Owen, who made his first-class debut in 2007, claimed 30 wickets in 2011, but the 2013 and 2014 seasons were interrupted by injuries.

He said: "It is with great disappointment that I announce my retirement.

"The last couple of seasons have been very difficult as I've tried to get back playing to peak performance.

"I am thankful for the support I have received from the club, particularly the medical and conditioning staff."

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