Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Caddick Bowing out with Regrets

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Caddick Bowing out with Regrets

Article excerpt

ANDY CADDICK believes he might have achieved even more as an England bowler had he received the right support from his early Test captains and coaches.

Caddick, who last night announced he will retire at the age of 40 at the end of this season, has 1,178 firstclass wickets to his name in an illustrious career which brought him 234 Test victims in 62 matches. He also appeared in 54 one-day internationals.

Yet the New Zealandborn seamer admits his international career did not always go as smoothly as he would have hoped.

"You will always have regrets," he said.

"You can't control selectors or captains, and I don't think I always got the backing from them that I deserved.

"I started at the same time as Graham Thorpe, and he went on to achieve 100 Tests. I'd love to have reached that milestone, but it wasn't to be.

"If you get to that level you should just be given the ball if you're a bowler or the bat if you're a batsman and then be left alone to get on with it. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.