Thursday 16 September 2010 

Fast Bowler Lungley Released By Derbyshire

Fast Bowler Lungley Released By Derbyshire
Fast Bowler Lungley Released By Derbyshire
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Derbyshire are to release fast bowler Tom Lungley after the club decided not to renew his contract for the 2011 season.

Lungley, 31, has spent 11 seasons with the club, which included a brief loan spell at Lancashire in 2009, playing 55 times for Derbyshire in first-class cricket and 121 times in limited overs cricket.

Making his debut in 2000, Lungley has taken 149 first-class wickets at an average of 32.10 with an additional 109 dismissals coming in one-day and Twenty20 cricket.

This season, Lungley has played just seven Championship matches, five CB40 games and one Twenty20 match.

“These decisions are always difficult especially when they involve a player who has been with the Club for so long," Derbyshire Head of cricket John Morris commented.

“Tom was as good as anybody in county cricket during that 2007 season but he has unfortunately been unable to repeat that kind of form in the three campaigns that have followed.

“I’m sure I am joined by everybody connected with the Club in thanking Tom for his efforts during 11 seasons and wishing him all the best for the future.”

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