Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Cricket | Domestic Cricket

Paul Harris © Gallo Images

Paul Harris to retire



Titans' left-arm spinner Paul Harris announced on Tuesday that he will retire from cricket at the end of the 2012/13 season after a 14-year career at first-class level.

"I would like to thank the Titans franchise for all the opportunities that they have given me over the past 10 years," Harris announced at a team meeting.

"I have made many friends through cricket and I have had so many great experiences."

Harris made his first-class debut for Western Province during the 1998/99 season, and joined the Titans in October 2002.

He left the Pretoria side for a short stint at the Highveld Lions in 2009, but returned to the Easterns Titans franchise in the 2010/11 season.

Harris has played over 123 first-class matches, during which he has taken 394 wickets at an economy rate of 2.70.

He represented South Africa in 37 test matches, taking 103 wickets, and was part of the Proteas team which won test series in both England and Australia in 2008.

"I would like to thank all the people who have helped me over my career," said Harris.

"A special mention must go to Richard Pybus, who had the biggest coaching influence on my career.

"I am sure that I would not have played for South Africa if it had not been for him.

"I would also like to thank Ian Repton [the Titans' physiotherapist]. He really has gone above and beyond the call of duty to help me stay on the park over the last 10 years."

Titans' coach Matthew Maynard said he was sad to see Harris retire, but wished the bowler well for the future.

"Paul has been a great ambassador of the game and [has] given tremendous service to the Titans for over 10 years," Maynard said.

"He is respected by his peers and will be missed in the change-room. We look forward to playing with him 'til the end of the season."

Shop

The Proteas
20 Years, 20 Landmark Matches by Neil Manthorp
R171.38
Jacques Kallis
South Africa has produced more great all-rounders than any other country
R176.00
Bouch
Through my eyes
R180.40
Gunn & Moore Epic 808 DXM Cricket Bat
The Gunn and Moore Epic DXM 808 Harrow bat has been carefully developed so that you can get the most from your game
R1919.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Live Video Streaming

MLS - Major League Soccer - Week 20: Vancouver Whitecaps v Fc Dallas
Athletics - Day 4 - H\L
Netball - Barbados v England
Lawn Bowls - Women's Pairs Qfs/men's Sgl Qfs/open Triples B6,B7,B8 Bronze & Gold Medal Match

Sports Talk



Kepler Wessels
King Kallis brings down the curtain
As a package Jacques Kallis has been the best player that this country has produced.

Mpumelelo Mbangwa
Proteas were excellent but spin still a worry
Watching the Proteas in the testing and historically difficult-to-overcome conditions of Sri Lanka...

Haze's Comment
Home pitch advantage is crucial
I hope that groundsmen around South Africa watched the Test series in Sri Lanka. No-one prepares...

Neil in Sri Lanka
Week 4
It is patently absurd to suggest that this Test ‘save’, in Colombo, was better than Adelaide 2012...

Stiaan van Zyl
Sri Lanka Diary
It has been an absorbing few days. We are so focused on this test that there has not been any...

Faf du Plessis
A tough day at the office
I’m writing this after a tough day at the office on day one of the second test in Colombo. Mahela...