Brendon Julian Retirement
Earlier today at the WACA ground, Brendon Julian officially announced his retirement from playing for the Western Warriors and at all other levels of Cricket.
Commonly recognised as one of WA's most explosive and entertaining cricketers, Brendon started his senior representative career for WA at Sheffield Shield level during the 1989/90 season.
Brendon's debut game was against Tasmania at the NTCA ground in Launceston on 9 February 1990, along with his Midland Guildford team-mate Chris Mack. In that game Brendon took 1-30 off 11 overs: with his first wicket in 1st class cricket being Dirk Wellham caught by Tom Hogan. Brendon's batting debut saw him coming to the crease at number six, where he scored six not out in the first innings.
Brendon stated that the main reason for his retiring was his inability to sustain the commitment and motivation that is required to play for WA.
New WA Coach Michael Veletta said, "I am disappointed to lose a player of Brendon's undoubted ability and experience for the approaching season. He will be sadly missed by all players and his lasting impressions as a valued member of West Australian Cricket will remain".
WA Cricket Operations Manager Rob Thompson said, "It is a bittersweet moment that we bid farewell to Brendon from the WA team. While everyone involved at the WACA wishes Brendon all the very best in his retirement, there is no doubt that we will sincerely miss his playing performances for WA. We compliment Brendon on his outstanding career for Western Australia and Australia and are looking to maintain a close association with him".