Former Irish international Reinhardt Strydom has called time on his cricket career after 18 seasons in Ireland.

The 41 year-old won 32 caps between 2008 and 2009, making his debut in the three match ODI series in Bangladesh.

He was a member of the Ireland team that qualified for the 2009 T20 World Cup in England, but didn't make the squad, with his last match coming that season against Hampshire.

"I have decided after 18 seasons in Ireland that itís time to call it a day on my cricket playing career." Strydom told CricketEurope.

"Over the last 18 years I have made amazing friends on and off the field and want to thanks everyone that played a part in making my time in Ireland memorable.

"There are too many people to thanks individually so thanks to all. I was also extremely honoured and privileged to represent Ireland.

"I will surely stay in contact with my friends in Ireland and follow the cricket and also the progress of the National team."

Strydom played domestically for Old Belvedere, North County, YMCA, Malahide and Phoenix.

He worked as a Development Officer in the Fingal area, and was a successful coach with various Cricket Leinster and Ireland youth squads.