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Sayers calls time on Yorks

Yorkshire opener Joe Sayers has announced his retirement from first-class cricket.

The 30-year-old, who has played his entire career with the county, has scored 4,855 runs in 97 matches since making his debut in 2003.

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.

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as a professional cricketer with Yorkshire," said Sayers.

"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."