Yorkshire batsman Joe Sayers today announced his retirement from first class cricket.
Sayers has played his entire county career at Yorkshire, spanning nine years.
He notched up 97 first-class matches for Yorkshire, scoring 4,855 runs at an average of 32.58. He amassed nine centuries with a top score of 187 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, who 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.
He has also played 31 List A matches, making his limited overs debut in September 2003 against Gloucestershire at Headingley.
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 CCC, 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.”