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Last Updated: Monday, 18 July 2005, 13:07 GMT 14:07 UK
Graham Thorpe's career in photos

A young Thorpe

Born in Surrey, Thorpe has enjoyed a long association with his home county since making his debut in 1988

Thorpe is soaked in champagne at Trent Bridge

Thorpe is voted Man of the Match after hitting a century against Australia in his 1993 Test debut

Graham Thorpe hits out against Australia

The left-hander establishes himself as a key member of the England side, completing several overseas tours

Thorpe in action during the World Cup

Thorpe's reputation continues to grow as England compete in the 1996 World Cup in India and Pakistan

Thorpe and Hussain are applauded off the field in 1997

Nasser Hussain shares a double-century stand with Thorpe to guide England to an Ashes Test victory at Edgbaston

Thorpe in action for Surrey

The runs keep on coming for Surrey including a magnificent 222 against Glamorgan at The Oval

Thorpe and fifth-wicket partner Mark Ramprakash stand in front of the scoreboard

In 1998 Thorpe hits his highest first-class score of 223 not out against South Australia in Adelaide

Graeme Hick and Thorpe pose for the camera

After helping Surrey to their first county championship since 1971, Thorpe and England defeat Pakistan and Sri Lanka

Thorpe rests his injured foot

In recent years injuries and off-the-field problems prevent a continued presence at international level

Thorpe passes 6,000 Test runs

A century against New Zealand at Trent Bridge takes Thorpe past the 6,000 run mark in Test cricket

England win the NPower series against New Zealand

Thorpe picks up more silverware under the captaincy of Michael Vaughan including a series win in 2004

Thorpe wins his 100th Test cap

Thorpe gains his 100th England cap against Bangladesh in 2005 and is presented with a commemorative bat

Thorpe bids farewell

He retires from international cricket at the start of the Ashes - and bids farewell to English cricket at the end of the season

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