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The Western Australian Cricket Association today thanks fast bowler Nathan Rimmington for his service to the Alcohol.Think Again Western Warriors after he decided not to seek a contract renewal beyond this season.
The 34-year-old right-arm fast bowler moved from Brisbane to Perth to play for WA in 2011. Rimmington returned on Monday to Brisbane to join his young family where he will train for the remainder of the season.
"After six years in Perth, it feels like the right time to go back to Brisbane for my family and with a view to my studies and career,” Rimmington said.
"I want to thank the WACA for their support. I moved here to play red ball cricket as I was out of the frame in Queensland and played 28 Shield games for WA, so from that point of view, it was a success.
"I thank Mickey Arthur and Lachie Stevens for initially giving me the opportunity to play four-day cricket. I also want to thank JL and Griff for their support throughout and everyone involved at the WACA.
"I also want to thank my wife Jess for her unbelievable support after we left Brisbane for Perth six years ago with a four-week-old daughter.”
Rimmington has played 28 Sheffield Shield matches for WA and took 91 wickets at an average of 26.60. He also scored a memorable century against New South Wales in the 2011-12 season.
He has played 27 domestic one-day matches for WA and took 27 wickets at an average of 40.14, including playing in the triumphant 2014-15 Matador BBQs One-Day Cup final.
Warriors coach Justin Langer paid tribute to Rimmington for his contribution over six years.
"There’s no better team man than Nathan Rimmington. For his character and personality around the squad, he’ll be missed,” Langer said.
"We wish him and his family all the best for their future in Queensland.”