Sutton ends career with Derbyshire

December 8, 2011
Derby

by Mnnngchris

Derbyshire captain Luke Sutton has announced his retirement from county cricket.

Sutton, 35, has revealed that a major reason for this decision was that he was suffering from depression. In his long career within cricket, Sutton appeared in 176 first class matches, 167 List A matches, and 30 Twenty20 games.

Sutton represented Somerset, Lancashire, and also had two spells at Derbyshire where he has finished his career as captain. He skippered the county 4 out of his 6 years with the club.

During 2011 whilst captaining Derbyshire, Sutton was being treated for depression and anxiety.

Sutton said: “Although as a professional sportsman it is extremely embarrassing to admit to a weakness, I’m proud to have found the strength of character to seek treatment, enabling me now to feel extremely positive about my future.”

Sutton had recently undergone hand surgery which also played a part in his decision to retire.

Derbyshire have announced that they will be naming their next captain within the next few days.

Chris Murtagh 08/12/2011

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