Yorkshire’s Sayers calls time on career

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Yorkshire batsman Joe Sayers has retired from first-class cricket.

The 30-year-old has played his entire county career at Yorkshire, a sequence spanning nine years.

He played 97 first-class matches for the county, 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 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 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.”