Mosman Park indoor cricketer set to pull stumps after Indoor Cricket Masters World Series


Andrew Walton will end his career this month in competitive cricket at the 2016 Indoor Cricket Masters World Series.
Andrew Walton will end his career this month in competitive cricket at the 2016 Indoor Cricket Masters World Series.

MOSMAN PARK resident Andrew Walton will travel to Birmingham next month to take part in the 2016 Indoor Cricket Masters World Series.

It will be the seasoned cricketer’s 10th and final World Series for his career, with him set to pull the plug on competitive cricket at its completion.

Walton, who has played indoor cricket for Zimbabwe, England and Australia, is currently the most capped player in the world in the sport.

The 51-year-old said he believed now was the right time to retire.

“I’m going back to where it all started in England. I feel like it’s the right time, to finish on a good note,” he said.

“This sport has taken me all around the world and has helped me meet many people.

“I’m a bit sad to be leaving, it’s been a long career and I’ll miss the team, but it’s time to look at the next avenue.”

The cricketer said the highlight of his career was making 100 test matches at the 2013 World Masters Series.

“My parents flew from England to surprise me and the teams did a bat bridge for me and as I walked down I saw my father and burst into tears,” he said.

“There have been years of highlights, but that one was special.”

Walton said he would help the next generation of cricketers.

“It’s time to get old and fat now,” he said.

“I will stay involved in the sport, and will get into coaching and try and give back to the sport.”

The Indoor Cricket Masters World Series will run from October 21 to October 29 in Birmingham, England.