Kent batsman Key announces retirement

Rob Key

Rob Key’s 221 against West Indies in 2004 was his only Test century

Kent and former England batsman Rob Key is to retire with immediate effect.

The 36-year-old right-hander has spent his entire career at Kent and captained the county in two spells.

He played 15 Tests for England, including a double century against West Indies at Lord’s in 2004, as well as five ODIs and one T20 international.

The opener made his debut in 1998 and scored 19,419 first-class runs, including a career-best 270 not out against Glamorgan in 2009.

More to follow.

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