Australian news December 22, 2009

Perren walks away from Queensland

Cricinfo staff

Clint Perren, who has not played a game for Queensland since last summer, has announced his retirement from representative cricket. Perren, a 34-year-old right-hander with 82 first-class appearances, will move with his family to live in England in March.

Perren first appeared with the Bulls in 1998-99 and was only the second Queenslander to play 100 one-day matches, bringing up his century last season. In his first-class career he scored 4737 runs at 35.35 with 10 centuries, including a career highest score of 224.

He headed the run-scoring aggregate for the Bulls across the Pura Cup, FR Cup and Twenty20 competitions in 2006-07 and was a member of successful Shield campaigns in 2000-01 and 2005-06. "I gave myself the chance to break back into the team at the start of the season but quickly realised that there were other things in my life that were of greater priority," he said. "I made the decision a little while ago and I've got no regrets about calling it a day."