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Klinger scores 30 in final match for Perth Scorchers

Michael Klinger bid farewell to his home crowd have played his final match for Perth Scorchers

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Opener Klinger, 38, who is regarded as one of the country’s finest batsmen in white-ball cricket, announced that he would be retiring earlier in the week. He scored 30 before holing out in the covers in the 12th over in the Big Blast victory over the Melbourne Stars at Optus Stadium.

Klinger said: "I have fantastic memories of my time with the Scorchers and I'd like to thank my teammates, coaching and support staff and all our fantastic fans for making my time so meaningful and enjoyable at this great club."

Australian Klinger has confirmed his short-term playing arrangements. He will travel to South Africa to play for Paarl Rocks in the Mzansi Super League before rejoining his team-mates at Gloucestershire in Elgnad for his seventh season in the T20 Blast."

Looking further ahead, he added: "I'm looking forward to what the future holds for me in cricket either on or off the field."

 

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