Hard-hitting former Proteas batsman calls time on his career

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Hard-hitting left-handed batsman Vaughn van Jaarsveld has decided to call time on his career with immediate effect.

VAN JAARSVELD PLAYED 2 ODIS FOR THE PROTEAS

Van Jaarsveld’s career peaked when he was selected for South Africa on their tour to Australia in 2009 and he played two One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and three T20 Internationals for the Proteas.

He ended his career with 128 first class matches in which he scored 8 440 runs, which included 21 hundreds, 52 fifties and a batting average of 40.5.

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His 184 match List-A record included just under 6 000 runs, nine hundreds and 43 fifties at an average of 36.

He also played 133 T20’s in which he scored 2 934 runs at an average of 28.8 and a strike rate of 119 which included one century and 13 fifties.

Van Jaarsveld reflected fondly in his career as he prepares for life after cricket which includes a coaching role at Northwood High School.

‘RIGHT TIME TO CALL IT A DAY’

“Kingsmead was my home for 10 years and the memories that I have made with the players and coaches will never be forgotten,” the 35-year-old said.

“I learnt so much from my time here and have made strong bonds with the people that make up the KZN Cricket Union.

“I had a long think about it and thought that it was the right time for me to call it a day.

“I’ve had a great career and played for my country; a lot of people can’t say that so I have been very blessed as a cricketer.

“Taking on coaching is an opportunity for me to give back to the game that I love and to see kids grow as cricketers is something that drives my passion for cricket and for coaching.

“I would like to thank my wife Carlynne and my three boys for all the love and support they have given me over my career,” he added.

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