Jaques joins Yorkshire

January 31, 2012
Phil Jaques

by Yellowmonkey

Former Australian opening batsman Phil Jaques has joined Yorkshire on a UK passport.

Jaques, who was born in New South Wales has retired from first-class cricket in Australia after being unable to force his way back into the Australian team and add to his 11 Test caps.

The 32-year-old has English parents which enables him to sign for Yorkshire as a local player. Jaques represented Yorkshire in 2004 and 2005 as their overseas player.

The left-hander made his Test debut in 2005 against South Africa, and in his 11 matches he scored 902 runs at an average of 47.47. Since his debut Jaques has been in and out of the side because of a serious back injury.

Speaking of leaving Sydney for Leeds, Jaques said: “I have made this decision with my family in mind; I’m looking forward to the next chapter of my career. I walk away with no regrets.”

The Scoop 31/01/2012

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