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Charlotte Edwards: Cambridgeshire cricketer calls time on glittering career

Charlotte Edwards scored 20 not out in her final innings. Credit: PA

Cambridgeshire cricketer Charlotte Edwards has announced her retirement from the sport.

The 37-year-old revealed the news after her Southern Vipers side were beaten in the final of the Women's Super League by Western Storm at Hove last night.

Edwards, who stepped away from international cricket back in 2016 following a 20-year career with England, hit an unbeaten 20 off just eight balls in her final innings but couldn't prevent the Vipers from falling to defeat.

Edwards is now keen to try her luck at coaching. Credit: PA

I think I would like to play some county cricket but in terms of this competition and playing overseas this is it, my time is done and I want to pursue other things such as coaching and perhaps some media work.

I am happy and content with what I have achieved in my career, I have loved every minute of it.

I haven't got anything final lined up in terms of coaching. I have spoken to the ECB about potentially working with their junior age groups and hopefully help a lot of the good talent we have got in England develop.

– Charlotte Edwards

Following the announcement, tributes have been flooding in on social media, with many fellow players taking to Twitter to pass on their best wishes.

South Africa's Mignon du Preez was among those to congratulate Edwards on her achievements. Credit: Mignon du Preez/Twitter
  • Charlotte Edwards' glittering career
Charlotte Edwards lifts the World Cup in 2009. Credit: PA

Charlotte Edwards made her England debut in 1996, and went on to make 309 appearances for her country.

220 of those games were as captain, meaning she's the only player (man or woman) to have skippered England in more than 200 internationals.

During her time with England she scored 10,000 runs and led her team to four Ashes series victories.

She also won the World Cup in 2009 as well as the World Twenty20 title in the same year.