The Yorkshire County Cricket Club can announce that Josh Poysden has retired from cricket with immediate effect.

Poysden initially joined on loan from Warwickshire in July 2018 before making the move permanent later that summer.

The leg-spinner’s time at Emerald Headingley has been hampered by injury and further uncertainty with COVID regulations has made playing opportunities more limited.

Commenting on his decision to retire, Poysden said: “It’s been an absolute honour to be a professional cricketer. I didn’t have the most straightforward journey into the game, coming through club and university cricket, so to go on and represent two of the biggest counties, Warwickshire and Yorkshire, over the past eight years has been an amazing journey.

“There’s a lot I’ve achieved that I’m very proud of, but I am most grateful for what the game has given me. It has taught me so much, given me some special memories, but most importantly I’ve met some brilliant people who I know I will call friends for life.

“It wasn’t an easy decision to retire, but something that I’d been considering for a while, and I feel now is the right time to move on. I’m excited to get stuck in to the next chapter, and to pursue something away from playing cricket.

“I want to express my huge gratitude to everyone at Yorkshire. The club is filled with great people throughout, and everyone has always been there for me through the ups and downs. I particularly want to thank Frog (Martyn Moxon) for his support, and I’ve loved playing under Galey (Andrew Gale).

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