Brad Hodge has played his last game for Victoria after announcing his retirement from domestic one-day cricket. Hodge, 37, stepped down from the first-class arena in 2009-10 but continued to be part of Victoria's limited-overs side and helped them win the Ryobi Cup last summer, when he was the leading run scorer in the tournament.
He was also at the top of the run tally this summer when he decided to move on from one-day cricket and focus solely on his Twenty20 career. The Ryobi Cup will resume early next month after a hiatus during the Big Bash League, and Hodge departs with Victoria still in contention to make the final.
"I think it's just time to step aside and let some other guys come through," Hodge said. "I'm obviously delighted to have played this long. I guess like anyone in the world, once you've done something for so long it's hard to let go.