Yorkshire’s Joe Sayers announces retirement from first-class cricket

Yorkshire batsman Joe Sayers today announced his retirement from First Class cricket after playing his entire county career at Yorkshire spanning nine years.

Cricket-General-GettyHe notched up 97 First-class matches for Yorkshire scoring 4,855 runs at an average of 32.58. He amassed nine centuries with his top score of 187 coming against Kent at Tunbridge Wells in 2007. Sayers is one of only seven Yorkshire cricketers to have carried his bat through a completed innings more than once.

Sayers, 30, graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Physics, gave up a promising junior career as a goalkeeper at Bradford City to pursue a life as a professional cricketer, has also played 31 List A matches making his limited overs debut in September 2003 against Gloucestershire at Headingley.

Joe Sayers said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as a professional cricketer with Yorkshire. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody associated with the Club, in particular the supporters, and I wish the lads all the best for the 2014 season.”

Colin Graves, Chairman of The Yorkshire County Cricket Club said: “Joe is a great guy and I would like to thank him for his contribution over the last few years and wish him well in the future.”

James Buttler

James has been working as a journalist and broadcaster in cricket since 2006 and was an avid fan for many years before that.
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James was the full-time Media Manager at Yorkshire County Cricket Club between 2007 and 2010.
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