WELLINGTON - Former New Zealand wicketkeeper Gareth Hopkins has announced his retirement from competitive cricket after a career spanning over 17 years. The 37-year-old Hopkins played four Tests, 25 one-dayers and 10 Twenty20 internationals with his last Test and ODI appearance coming against India back in 2010. In domestic cricket, Hopkins played for Northern Districts, Canterbury, Otago before moving to Auckland in the 2007-08 season. The veteran scored 7550 runs in 158 first-class matches, including 17 centuries and 34 half-centuries.–Agencies