Friday 1 August 2008 

Essex And Alex Tudor Agree Release

Alex Tudor and Essex County Cricket Club have agreed it is in the best interests of the fast bowler to look for new opportunities away from the County.

Essex Chief Executive David East told the Essex CCC website (www.essexcricket.org.uk):

“Alex has been with us since 2005 and has proved his fitness on a consistent basis after overcoming early injury problems. He worked extremely hard over the winter with our Strength and Conditioning Coach (Trent Hacking) and came back as fit as ever for the start of the 2008 campaign.

“There is no doubt he has a great deal still to offer in the professional game so we agreed that it would be in his best interests to explore alternative opportunities.

“On that basis we have agreed that we are prepared to loan Alex to another county over the course of the rest of the season should an opportunity arise and we wish him well in his future career wherever he ends up.”

Alex Tudor told the Essex CCC website:

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my four years at Essex and am delighted to have been able to prove my fitness during my time at the Club. I understand my opportunities will be limited with Essex from now on but I feel I still have plenty to offer and am keen to get the chance to prove that with another county. The club have been willing for me to play elsewhere this season which is a great gesture on their part and gives me the opportunity of proving myself to any potential employers. I’m still hungry for success.”

Tudor reminded everyone of his ability during his time at Essex with a century against Derbyshire and 5-67 against Somerset (both in 2006).

“It’s been frustrating at times not getting a run in the side but I know that I’ve looked after myself and still have plenty to offer. It’s just a case of getting the opportunity now. I’ve missed so much cricket that now I need to be playing regularly and with the squad set up at Essex that doesn’t seem likely. It’s a shame I have to go but we’ve all chatted about it and this seems the best way for everyone.”

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