PERTH, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 07: Chris Hartley of Queensland takes a return throw during day three of the Sheffield Shield match between Western Australia and Queensland at WACA on December 7, 2016 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Queensland cricket great Chris Hartley has announced his retirement from the game.

Hartley, 34, will retire at the end of the current Sheffield Shield season after a 14-year career with the Bulls.

“I had been thinking about it for a while and so when it came time to let people know, it didn’t feel as hard as I might have imagined,” Hartley said in a statement.

“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.

“I remember when I first started playing for Queensland, Andy Bichel said to play each game as if it were your last, and that is how I have approached my career. It won’t change now.”

Hartley has played 130 Sheffield Shield matches, scoring 5,963 runs and 10 centuries and has the most ever Shield dismissals by a wicket keeper, with 562.

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