Cameron calls it quits
Worcestershire batsman James Cameron has retired from county cricket to pursue a career in financial services.
The Zimbabwe-born 26-year-old joined at the beginning of 2010, having graduated from the University of Western Australia as a bachelor of commerce.
Cameron has played 34 first-class games for Worcestershire, averaging a disappointing 29.3 with the bat. His only four-day century was against Sussex to dramatically help secure LV= County Championship promotion at the end of his first season.
The left-handed batsman, who also bowls right-arm medium pace, has a List A average of 32.92 with the bat and Twenty20 equivalent of 19.35 at a strike-rate of 111.4.
Cameron, born in Harare but owner of a British passport, said: "After three years at the club I have decided to retire from county cricket to pursue a career in financial services.
“It has been an extremely difficult decision but, after much discussion with both family and close friends, I feel that it is in my best long-term interests going forward.
“I am sad to be leaving cricket and Worcester as I have made many friends at the club and we have achieved some very good things on the field over the last few years.
“I especially thank [director of cricket] Steve Rhodes and Worcestershire for the opportunity that they have given me. It is a special club and I will always be very proud of my association with Worcestershire."
Worcestershire chief executive David Leatherdale added: "James has been a valuable member of the squad since joining the club in 2010 and we were keen for him to extend his time with us going forward.
“However, we fully understand he wishes to look at his long-term future outside of cricket and he feels now is the right time to make this break.
“He will always be welcome at New Road and we wish him the very best for the future and hope he secures the role he desires."