Hamish Bennett Retirement: The 35-year-old New Zealand pacer, has announced his decision to retire from his playing career after the 2021/22 season and is set to pursue coaching.
Hamish Bennett Announces Retirement
The 35-year old has represented the New Zealand U-19 side, the senior men’s team, and domestic teams Wellington and Canterbury.
“When I started out as a young kid bowling in the nets in Timaru, I never dreamed I would have gone on to enjoy the career that I’ve had,” Bennett said.
“From Old Boys Timaru Cricket Club, who got me involved in cricket at the start, Timaru Boys’ High School, South Canterbury Cricket, Canterbury Cricket, Cricket Wellington, and New Zealand Cricket, as well as all the other great clubs I’ve played for down the years, they’ve all played a role in helping me achieve my cricket dream.
“I’ve been so fortunate to work and play alongside so many great players, captains and coaches and I’d like to thank every one of them for their support over the years. It’s been an honour to represent my family and my country for New Zealand and those memories and experiences will be ones that I cherish and tell stories about for the rest of my life.”
Bennett made his international debut for the Blackcaps in an ODI against Bangladesh in 2010 and made his sole Test appearance a month later against India in Ahmedabad.
He went on to make 31 appearances for New Zealand across all formats, taking 43 wickets and was selected in the Blackcaps’ squad for the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup in India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.