ALL-rounder Sean Ervine cut short a loan spell at Derbyshire to announce his retirement from professional cricket.

Ervine featured in 486 matches for Hampshire having made his debut 13 years ago, accumulating 15,400 runs and claiming 373 wickets.

The left-hander contributed to three List A and two T20 trophies.

Ervine told the club website: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to Rod (Bransgrove) and Hampshire for giving me the opportunity to advance my career after having to retire prematurely from international cricket with Zimbabwe.

“I’ve been lucky to play alongside some wonderful people and have made some fantastic friends.

“To the fans who have supported me all these years, I salute you. I’m extremely proud of what I’ve achieved and I feel honoured I got to achieve it at Hampshire.

“I’ve always put the team first and have done it wholeheartedly.

“Finally, I’d like to thank my family for their phenomenal sacrifices and support over the years.”

Hampshire director of cricket Giles White said: “Sean has been an outstanding player and will be greatly missed, not only on the pitch but also in the dressing room.

“He made an immediate impact upon arrival and has gone on to play an important role in one of the most successful periods in the club’s history.”