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On 11th September 2013, one of England's all-time great cricketers announced his retirement from the sport after 17 years. Matthew Hoggard MBE was known as the 'King of Swing', confounding some of the world's best batsmen. Today, Matthew will begin his final first-class match playing for Leicestershire against Hampshire.

Matthew Hoggard MBE has announced his retirement from professional cricket after a glittering 17 year career.

Instrumental in England's victorious 2005 Ashes Series, one of the most popular figures in English cricket and a champion of the sport, former Leicestershire County Cricket Club captain Matthew Hoggard MBE enjoyed an incredible career.

Matthew Hoggard MBE has been a talkSPORT regular recently and will once again be appearing on the breakfast show. His warm personality and insights into the world of cricket have proved popular with listeners.

Cricketing legend Matthew Hoggard will feature on this week's edition of Celebrity MasterChef on Wednesday 21st August. The former England bowler will compete against boxing champion Joe Calzaghe, presenter Les Dennis and rapper Speech Debelle.

Matthew will be making another special guest appearance on ‘The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast’ live on talkSPORT tomorrow morning (Wednesday August 21st). Matthew will appear at 8:45am on the award-winning breakfast show hosted by Alan Brazil.

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