Greg Smith: Nottinghamshire's former Leicestershire batsman retires

Greg Smith
Greg Smith came through the youth set-up at Leicestershire before joining Notts

Nottinghamshire batsman Greg Smith has retired from professional cricket.

Leicester-born Smith, 28, has only played in four first-team matches so far this season and has decided to pursue a career outside of cricket.

Former England Under-19 international Smith, who joined from Leicestershire prior to the 2015 season, said: "It feels like the right time for me to move on from cricket."

Smith scored almost 5,000 first-class runs with 2,000 more in one-day games.

Director of cricket Mick Newell said he was sad to see Smith leave.

"He's found it a struggle to get into the first team this season and we respect that he now considers he is ready to begin a new chapter in his life," Newell said.

"He has played some important innings in his time with us, particularly in white-ball cricket. We wish him every success in whatever he chooses to do next."

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