Nigel Jones has called time on his representative career after a successful four years with the Northern Knights.

Primarily a one-day specialist - not because of ability but more to do with work and family commitments - Jones played 19 times for the Knights, being an integral part of the team which won the 50-over trophy in 2013.

The 34-year old played 19 times for the Knights scoring 498 run at just under 30 (four half centuries), while also taking 20 wickets.

Jones spoke with CricketEurope explaining the reasons for calling it a day.

"I've been extremely honoured to represent the Northern Knights since my Ireland retirement in 2013 - I decided back then that I wanted to help in my own way by staying involved at representative level, try to pass on my experience and hopefully add some quality to a competition which our future cricketers can aspire to.

"The decision to call time now is a fairly easy one to be honest - my family, work and club commitments have been stretching my time for a while now and as a result my desire to train at the levels required to give myself the best chance to perform (not just be a name on the team sheet) has gone. As I look back at my time as a Knights player I'm grateful for the opportunity and proud to have been called a Knight."

Jones believes the current squad and backroom staff have the necessary ingredients for success in the years ahead, having built solid foundations and having proper structures in place.

"I believe the Northern Knights team in general is in a stronger place now than where it has been over the past couple of seasons and with a continued focus to improve both on and off the field of play then the future looks encouraging. 

"I want to wish all players and management every success moving forward and I look forward to following the Knight's progress over the coming seasons as we look to move the game forward here in the NCU and Ireland".