27 Jul 2013

Reece Young retires from Cricket

2:57 pm on 27 July 2013

The former Black Caps wicketkeeper Reece Young has announced his retirement from first class cricket.

Young debuted in the opening test against Pakistan in January 2011 and played the last of his five test matches in the historic victory over Australia in Hobart in December 2011.

Young has been a stalwart of the domestic game in New Zealand for 14 years since his debut for Auckland in the 1998-99 season, after representing that province through all age group teams.

He is the most capped Auckland player having played 97 first class matches (126 in total) and holds the record for most dismissals for Auckland with 258.

A fine batsman, Young scored eight first class hundreds with a highest score of 126 not out and was Auckland's leading batsman in 2008/09 with a total of 557 runs at an average of 50.63.

Young also played two seasons for Canterbury in 2010/11 and 2011/12.