South Australian cricketer Chadd Sayers announces his retirement from a first class cricket
Chadd Sayers, South Australian bowler announced his retirement on Thursday, 1st April, after a memorable first class cricket career of about 10 years.
For one last time, Chadd will pull on the South Australia’s uniform against Victoria at Citi Power Centre, Junction Oval on Saturday April 3, to pave a way to the end of an illustrious career.
Signing off as Australia’s third highest wicket-taker, Sayers marks himself as on of the greatest players at the age of 33. Currently he stands at 278 wickets, with also holding the record for taking highest wickets in a match.
The right arm-arm swing bowler proudly holds one Test Cap in his name and two test wickets, the first of which as AB De Villiers.
“I believe the timing is now right for me to step away from first-class cricket at the conclusion of this season. I have enjoyed every moment, the highs and lows, and all the memories in between, but I feel that it is time – I now have a young family and there were no guarantees of a contract next year,” said Sayers in an official release.
He has also earned the achievement of Sheffield Shield Player of the Year, by taking 62 Shield wickets in the 2016-17 season which led the Redbacks to the final in Alice Springs.
In that final, he was lauded for his relentless efforts in the stifling heat, returning first innings figures of 7/84 after league leaders Victoria had won the toss and batted. He also famously took a hat-trick at Adelaide Oval against Queensland in 2015, the first time a South Australian had achieved the feat after Andrew Sincock in 1977.