Former Tasmanian and Test opening batsman Ed Cowan has announced his retirement from New South Wales cricket today.

Cowan made his debut for NSW in 2005 before making the move to Tasmania ahead of the 2009-10 Season, where he became an integral member of the Tigers set-up, scoring over 4,000 Sheffield Shield runs for the island state.

Cowan enhanced his reputation as one of the finest batsmen in the country while playing for Tasmania, earning a baggy green for Australia in the 2011 Boxing Day Test Match against India.

Cowan scored 1,001 runs across 18 Test Matches for Australia, hitting six half-centuries and one century.

The gritty left-hander played a vital role in Tasmania’s 2010-11 Sheffield Shield triumph, batting for seven hours in the final against NSW at Blundstone Arena to score 133 as the Tigers secured a second first-class title.

Cowan was also a member of the Hobart Hurricanes BBL squad for BBL|02 in 2012-13.

Cowan announced his departure from Tasmania for family reasons after the 2014-15 Season, going on to play the next three years back with NSW.

Cricket Tasmania thanks Ed Cowan for his contribution to Tasmanian and Australian cricket and wishes him the best of luck in retirement from cricket with the NSW Blues.

In return, Cowan thanked his family for their support and his team-mates and support staff from New South Wales, Tasmania and Australia.


Ed Cowan Career Statistics:

   Matches   Runs     Average  50s / 100s  High Score 
 Tests 18 1,001 31.28 6 / 50 136
 First-Class   143 10,097 41.89 48 / 25  225
 List A  98  2,984 36.83 22 / 4 131