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Date of Birth – 3 May 1979 Wollongong, New South Wales
Nottinghamshire First Class Debut – v Lancashire at Trent Bridge in April 2014
Brought in by Mick Newell for the first part of the county season, Australian opening batsman Phil Jaques encapsulates the notion of a seasoned professional.
In excess of 15,000 first class runs at an average of 48.21 don’t lie. A steady hand at the top of the order for the past decade, he has impressed in county cricket, featuring regularly for Yorkshire.
He has made 17 appearances for his native Australia, scoring back-to-back centuries in 2007 after replacing Justin Langer, receiving plaudits for his quality from teammates across the world.
Holder of a British passport, Jaques became the subject of a wrangle between England and Australia for his services in the international arena after scoring 1409 county championship runs for Northants in 2005. Jaques opted for Australia, and went on to make 17 appearances for his country. As with his first class batting, Jaques’ Test record makes for hugely impressive reading.
11 appearances and 902 runs scored, with a high score of 150 saw him become more than just a passable alternative, and while injuries curtailed his international career, his experience and technique at the top of the order should set Nottinghamshire in good stead while he’s at the crease.