1. ITV Report

Yorkshire Wicketkeeper Hodd to retire at the end of the season

Yorkshire Wicketkeeper Andrew Hodd has announced he will retire from all forms of the game at the end of the 2018 season.

Hodd will call time on his career at the end of the season Credit: PA

Hodd has decided to call time on his 17 year career where he won four County Championships with Yorkshire.

The 34 year old first arrived at Headingley on loan before signing a contract in 2013.

Hodd could still play a huge part in Yorkshire's season with nine county games still to play.

Hodd signed for Yorkshire after a loan spell Credit: PA

Over the past 15 years I’ve had lots of ups and quite a few downs. The Championship wins were great and I’ve been fortunate enough to be involved in some good squads, but on a personal note coming up to Yorkshire and falling in love with the game again, becoming part of the club and then being honoured by receiving my county cap was massive for me personally.

I was as soft and southern as they come really when I first came up here. Thankfully I had a few mates already in the dressing room in Galey (Andrew Gale) and Bres (Tim Bresnan) and Diz (Jason Gillespie) was massive in reigniting that love of the game.

I fell in love with Yorkshire the place just as much as I did with the cricket. My first born is a Yorkshireman and I’ll make sure he grows up being a die-hard Yorkshire fan.

– Andrew Hodd