Cricket NSW has paid tribute to Ben Rohrer for a decade of loyal service.

The left-handed batsman will not be offered another contract with the NSW Blues but will continue to play for the Sydney Thunder.

He debuted for NSW in 2007, scoring 2895 Sheffield Shield runs in 54 games at an average of 36.65 with five centuries.

His highest score of 163 came in his first match, against Tasmania.

Rohrer also played 43 one-day matches for NSW and represented his state in the original Big Bash competition before stints with the Melbourne Renegades, the Sydney Sixers, and now the Thunder.

An early highlight was a brutal 44 not out off 20 balls that took the Blues to the 2009 Twenty20 trophy in the final against Victoria.

Cricket NSW CEO Andrew Jones said Rohrer had been a great contributor to NSW cricket on and off the field.

“Ben is a quality cricketer and person,” Mr Jones said.

“He treasured every game he played in the Baggy Blue and was a calm and wise presence in the NSW squad throughout his career.

“Ben has been a terrific mentor to our young players in word and deed, being a strong cricketer on game day while being respectful, kind and giving to his team mates and support staff.

“Ben’s presence will be missed but he will remain part of the cricket family. He will return for the coming season with the Sydney Thunder and is an excellent appointment as Cricket Tasmania’s new State Talent Manager.