Matthew Hoggard retires

Matthew Hoggard has packed his kit bag for the final time and he now makes the sometimes uneasy transition into the world of the retired professional sportsman. Personally I’d like to put him forward for a position on the BBC Test Match Special team, it’ll be like the Kenny Everett Show with Aggers and Boycott.

As a Leicestershire supporter, it was nice to see him join the Foxes at the tail end of his career and hopefully bestow some experience upon a rather inexperienced Leicestershire side.┬áHe’s a character, and that’s what cricket needs no matter what level you play at. Dave Hawksworth has written a wonderful article called “The Hoggy I knew” on The Cordon focusing on Matthew Hoggard, the cricketer with character.