DateLine: 18th August 2006
Former Australian batsman Darren Lehmann will retire from Yorkshire and end his first-class career in England at the end of this season.
Lehmann arrived at Headingley in 1997 and his 172 on Wednesday in the County Championship match against Kent was his 25th first-class hundred for Yorkshire. The 36-year-old Lehmann, who played 27 Tests for Australia, said: “I have had some great times playing for Yorkshire over the years and I have been honoured to wear the White Rose of this famous county. I will certainly miss the players, staff and supporters who have been fantastic to me over the years,” added the Australian.