Popular Alcohol.Think Again Western Warriors captain Adam Voges has today announced his retirement from domestic state cricket effective at the end of this Sheffield Shield season after a decorated 15-year career.
The 37-year-old has flagged his intentions to go on with the Perth Scorchers in the 2017-18 KFC Big Bash League and will play with Middlesex in the 2017 County Championship in England in the meantime.
Voges is currently out of contract with the Scorchers and the club and player cannot enter contract talks as it is currently a BBL negotiating embargo period.
The middle-order batsman, who recently overtook John Inverarity for most wins as WA’s Sheffield Shield captain list, said it was "the right time” to retire from domestic state cricket.
"It was a decision that hasn’t been made lightly,” Voges said.
"It’s something I’ve been wrestling with and considering for a while but I feel now is the right time.
"This season has been particularly physically and mentally tough, after being left out of the Test team and no longer having the carrot of international cricket to strive for.
"After 15 years of first class cricket, my mind and body have been pushed to their limit. I have given my all to WA cricket.
"Ultimately my form this season hasn't been good enough. I’ve always judged my season on how I have performed in the Sheffield Shield. This year I haven't played as well as I would have liked.”
Voges has played in all three of the Scorchers’ BBL titles, captaining the side to victory in BBL|04 and BBL|06.