Norfolk cricketeter Will Jefferson calls it a day

Norfolk cricketeter Will Jefferson has announced his retirement due to injury on the anniversary of one of his finest moments.

Jefferson, 32, scored 7,096 first-class runs in his career at an average of 35.83 but will be best remembered by Leicestershire Foxes fans for his performance in the semi-final of last year's Friends Life t20 competition when he struck the match-winning six to secure a super-over success over Lancashire.

Jefferson played for Essex and Nottinghamshire in a 12-year county career before joining Leicestershire, and also featured for England A in Bangladesh in 2007. He said: 'It is with a heavy heart that I have come to this decision, but with the medical advice I have received, it is the right time to move on.'

Jefferson had been suffering from a hip injury, and he added: 'Deciding on this day, exactly one year on from such a happy memory, seemed a fitting way to celebrate my career.

'I leave the game with friendships and memories to last a lifetime, and look forward to moving on and starting the next chapter of my life.'

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Jefferson, one of the tallest first class cricketers of all time at 6ft 10in, was born in Derby but raised in Norfolk and is the son of Richard Jefferson, the former Surrey and Norfolk player.

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