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Zander De Bruyn calls it a day!

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Former Somerset player Zander De Bruyn has retired from all forms of Cricket after being released by Surrey at the end of last season.

De Bruyn was a popular player at Somerset after joining the county as a Kolpak player around the same time the cidermen signed Alfonso Thomas. An accomplished top order batter and tidy line-and-length bowler, it is unfortunate that De Bruyn’s most infamous moment in Somerset colours was bowling the final over in the 2010 T20 final against Hampshire who managed to scramble home with scores even but fewer wickets lost.

There were rumours around Taunton that a return to Somerset was on the cards for De Bruyn in 2014 but clearly that is not the case now.

The much-travelled 38-year-old, who played three Tests for South Africa in 2004, scored 14,259 runs and took 285 wickets in 242 matches during a first-class career spanning 19 years.

De Bruyn, finished his career at his local franchise the Highveld Lions, and he said: “A decision like this is not made overnight and it is something that I have given a lot of thought.

“I am eternally grateful for the career that I have been able to have in this sport and it is definitely something I am going to miss.”