Proteas star quits Test cricket

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - FRONT PAGE - ZAAHIER ADAMS

PROTEAS crick­eter JP Du­miny has called time on his Test ca­reer.

“I cer­tainly know that my play­ing ca­reer is far from over and my hope is that with the back­ing of Cricket South Africa, Cape Co­bras, team­mates, fam­ily, friends and sup­port­ers, I will be given the op­por­tu­nity to con­tinue to give my very best to the sport that I love dearly,” said Du­miny.

“But af­ter long and care­ful de­lib­er­a­tion, I have de­cided to re­tire from first-class and Test match cricket with im­me­di­ate ef­fect. I have thor­oughly en­joyed the priv­i­lege and op­por­tu­nity to rep­re­sent my coun­try in 46 Tests and the Cape Co­bras in 108 first-class matches over the last 16 years.”

Du­miny, 33, has been a se­nior mem­ber of the Proteas’ Test squad. He made his de­but in 2008 against Aus­tralia.

His maiden se­ries Down Un­der set the stage for two of his ca­reer high­lights, with the left- han­der scor­ing an un­beaten half-cen­tury at the Waca be­fore notch­ing up 166 in the sec­ond Test at the MCG.

Du­miny will con­tinue to play one-day and T20 cricket for the Co­bras and Proteas.

He will also lead the Cape Town Knight Riders in the in­au­gu­ral Global T20 League this sea­son.

His last Test was the se­ries opener against Eng­land at Lord’s ear­lier this year.

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