• Matthew Hoggard has announced his retirement from professional cricket after a stellar career spanning 17 years
  • A fresh-faced Hoggard made his debut for Yorkshire back in 1996, aged 19
  • After impressing for Yorkshire, Hoggard was soon attracting the attention of the England set-up
  • He made his Test match debut for England at Lord's against the West Indies in June 2000
  • Hoggard's ODI bow followed in October 2001 as England toured Zimbabwe
  • The Test series in India later that year saw Hoggard lead the attack as England lost the series 1-0
  • England and Hoggard's winter ended on a high though as the Yorkshireman took 7-63 against New Zealand at Christchurch
  • 2002/03 was Hoggard's first experience of the Ashes. England were well beaten but Hoggard played his part in England's win in Sydney
  • The appointment of Troy Cooley as England bowling coach marked the start of much improvement for England's bowlers, Hoggard included
  • The tour of the West Indies in 2004 saw Hoggard take a Test match hat-trick with the wicket of Ryan Hinds sparking wild celebrations
  • England clinched the series at Bridgetown and Hoggard took the chance to celebrate with Graham Thorpe
  • After going unbeaten in Tests in 2004, England secured a 2-1 series win over South Africa thanks to Hoggard's 12 wickets in Johannesburg
  • Whilst playing for England took up most of his time, Hoggard still found time to turn out for Yorkshire occasionally too
  • The much anticipated 2005 Ashes series saw Australia dominate at Lord's but Hoggard helped England fight back at Edgbaston
  • After a draw at Old Trafford, Hoggard helped England to a three wicket victory at Trent Bridge with some resilient batting
  • A draw at the Oval was enough to see England claim their first Ashes series win in 18 years.
  • The swing bowler played the last of his 26 ODIs in April 2006 in India, taking 32 wickets in all at 36
  • He continued to play a key role for the Test side although the training routines did appear slightly odd at times...
  • Hoggard's last match for England came against New Zealand in March 2008. He ended with 248 Test match wickets and a bowling average of 30.5
  • The bowler continued to play for Yorkshire during the 2008 and 2009 seasons
  • He joined Leicestershire in 2010, captaining them to t20 victory in 2011 and continuing to play for them until announcing his retirement, aged 36

Matthew Hoggard: Career in pictures

Matthew Hoggard has announced his retirement from professional cricket after a stellar career spanning 17 years