Former England paceman Stephen Harmison retires

Harmison's retirement follows on from that of Matthew Hoggard last month, meaning all four of England's feared pace attack from the 2005 Ashes have now called time on their careers to some extent.

updated: October 06, 2013 14:52 IST
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London: Stephen Harmison, the former England paceman who has failed to make a single fist-class appearance in Durham's title-winning year, announced his retirement on Sunday.

The 34-year-old, who took 226 Test wickets for his country, told regional newspaper Sunday Sun that he had "known for a while" that he would be calling it a day at the end of the 2013 season.

"Today I am announcing my retirement from professional cricket," Harmison said.

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