England off-spinner Laura March announces international retirement

FILE PHOTO: Cricket - Women's Ashes - Second One Day International - England v Australia - Fischer County Ground, Leicester, Britain - July 4, 2019 England's Laura Marsh celebrates after taking the wicket of Australia's Rachael Haynes Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers

(Reuters) - England off-spinner Laura Marsh has ended her international career in a 13-year span that included three World Cup wins, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has said.

The 33-year-old made her debut as a pace bowler in 2006 before switching to spin and signs off with 217 international wickets, making her the most successful women’s spinner in English cricket history.

"Laura has been a fantastic servant to English cricket and we're so grateful for everything she has contributed," Clare Connor, the ECB's managing director of women's cricket said in a statement here.

“Her record ranks amongst the very best bowlers in the history of our game ... She’s been the complete team player and a role model for England women’s cricket and she will be missed.”

Reporting by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru; Editing by Shri Navaratnam