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    Jaques retires from Australian cricket

    The opening batsman Phil Jaques, who played 11 Tests for Australia before a serious back injury ended his international career, will retire from first-class cricket in Australia at the end of this summer. Jaques, 32, will continue his career with Yorkshire, where he will be classified as a local player due to his British passport.

    His decision will mean the end of a career spanning 12 seasons with New South Wales, for whom he scored 5659 first-class runs at an average of 41.30. He was even more successful in Test cricket, where he made 902 runs at 47.47. Jaques scored three Test centuries, including one in his last innings for Australia, in Barbados in 2008.

    Jaques had been given the opening role after the retirement of Justin Langer, and he looked set for a long career in the baggy green. However, he was ruled out of the 2008 tour of India due to a long-standing back injury that required surgery, and he never quite returned to his peak form - or to the Australia side. In the past three seasons in Australia, he has averaged 35.17 in first-class cricket.

    "I have made this decision with my family in mind and I'm looking forward to the next chapter of my career," Jaques said. "I've thoroughly enjoyed my time playing cricket for New South Wales and Australia and have always considered it a privilege. I have also made plenty of great friends along the way.

    More Information Here - http://www.espncricinfo.com/australi...ry/551628.html

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    dam, I quite liked watching his bottom hand Technique

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    Who was this fella?

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    Why don't you click on his cricinfo profile and find out?

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    Full name Philip Anthony Jaques
    Born May 3, 1979, Wollongong, New South Wales
    Current age 32 years 274 days
    Major teams Australia, New South Wales, Northamptonshire,Worcestershire, Yorkshire
    Nickname Pro
    Playing role Opening batsman
    Batting style Left-hand bat
    Bowling style Left-arm medium
    Height 1.83 m

    Batting and fielding averages
    Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
    Tests 11 19 0 902 150 47.47 1663 54.23 3 6 99 3 7 0
    ODIs 6 6 0 125 94 20.83 176 71.02 0 1 16 1 3 0
    First-class 160 286 11 13579 244 49.37 38 63 125 0
    List A 149 146 10 5670 171* 41.69 6312 89.82 14 30 40 0
    Twenty20 60 59 7 1576 92 30.30 1236 127.50 0 10 159 35 15 0
    Playing left arm spin better than the national side, since the age of 12
    Kallis a minnow basher you say?
    FTB you say?

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    Only played enough first class matches to retire from Cricket. How ordinary...

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    Huh? Played 160 matches and has had a few injury problems recently.
    Playing left arm spin better than the national side, since the age of 12
    Kallis a minnow basher you say?
    FTB you say?

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    yup. thats what i meant

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    The Back Injury got him, otherwise he would have played for Australia for a long time.

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    Cliche.