Queensland wicketkeeper Chris Hartley will retire with a list of achievements most players can only dream of - the opportunity to play for Australia the only notable omission. It will be his 131st first-class cap for Queensland after making his debut 14 years ago. He will retire at the end of the season with the most dismissals for a wicketkeeper in Sheffield Shield history (532 catches and 15 stumpings) after overtaking Victoria's Darren Berry this season.
He has the second-most runs for a wicketkeeper in Sheffield Shield behind NSW's Haddin, scoring 5963 runs at an average of 34.44 with 10 centuries. Hartley, who will captain Queensland on Thursday, said there was unfinished business this year. "There will be some emotion I guess when it is all done and dusted but for now it is focusing on what we have left to achieve," Hartley said.