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Skipper Calls Time On Accomplished BBL Career

02 February 2018

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The Perth Scorchers' most successful captain Adam Voges has drawn the final curtain on his cricketing career, announcing his retirement from the shortest form of the game.

The highly-respected Voges, 38, took the reins of the Club from Simon Katich following the BBL|03 win and has played in three Championship-winning sides, having captained the team to the BBL|04 and BBL|06 titles.

A Scorchers win in last night's KFC Big Bash League Semi Final against the Hobart Hurricanes at Optus Stadium would have resulted in a fifth Championship decider for the batter.

Instead, the 71-run loss not only represented the end of the Scorchers' BBL|07, but also the career of one of the Club's most devoted servants.

Voges announced his decision to the playing group last night and was philisophical after the match.

"Look, that's probably enough for me and it's a disappointing way to end, but I've had so many good memories," Voges said.

"It would have been nice to finish on a better note, but you don't always get to write your own script.

"To be able to play in three premiership-winning teams and to make finals every year is a terrific effort in itself.

"The finals we have won are right up there (as favourite memories), but even again, if you look at this season and the adversity the group's had to overcome.

"And to be able to play a part in that - I'm proud of it."

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