Wellington batsman James Cameron has quit First-Class cricket with immediate effect to pursue a new career in the City.
Cameron, who is the Birmingham League Premier Division club’s contracted player, has left Worcestershire after rejecting a two-year contract to remain at New Road.
The 26-year-old Zimbabwean was in his third year with the Pears after arriving from Australian grade cricket.
“I have decided to retire from county cricket to pursue a career in financial services,” said Cameron.
“It has been an extremely difficult decision but, after much discussion with both family and close friends, I feel that it is in my best long-term interests.
“I am sad to be leaving as I have made many friends at the club and we have achieved some very good things on the field.”
Cameron was part of the Worcestershire squad promoted to Division One of the County Championship in his first season, when he scored 576 runs in 10 matches.
But he has failed to hit the same heights since, averaging 26.27 in 2011 and making just 300 runs in 11 matches this summer.