Phil Jaques Retires From Australian Cricket To Become A Pom


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. Jaques was born in Wollongong in New South Wales to English parents, which allowed him to acquire a 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.
In the past three seasons in Australia, he has averaged 35.17 in first-class cricket.
Yeah was a very good player at his prime. Had a really good series against Sri Lanka when they came over here. Was unlucky that he didn't play more tests because of Simon Katich who took his place.