Brown caps playing career
Surrey opening batsman Michael Brown has retired from cricket aged 31 due to injury.
The right-hander, who played for Middlesex, Hampshire and Surrey, scored 5,273 first-class runs in 96 matches at an average of 34.14 but struggled with shoulder and elbow injuries.
Brown, who joined Surrey in October 2008, told their website: "Injuries made it difficult to maintain the high standards I require of myself."
Surrey professional cricket manager Chris Adams said: "There is always sadness when a career comes to an end."
He added: "He leaves behind the impression of a hard-working, honest, committed and intelligent lad, qualities that will stand him in great stead for his future adventures."
Brown made his debut for Middlesex in 1999 before moving to Hampshire where he played in the county's 2005 C&G Trophy-winning side.
In 2008, he averaged above 40 in the County Championship, which drew interest from Surrey. He had a promising 2009 for the Kia Oval outfit before injuries curtailed his playing with his last senior appearance for Surrey coming in April against Middlesex at Lord’s.