Batsman John Sadler has left Derbyshire after spending three seasons at The County Ground, the club has confirmed.
He moved from Leicestershire in 2008, scoring 417 runs in 14 first-class matches and featuring more prominently in one-day and Twenty20 cricket.
However, he has not made the significant contributions expected of him and the club has decided to release the Yorkshire-born left-hander.
“It is sad to see John go because he has been a popular member of the squad and an excellent character to have around," Head of Cricket John Morris said.
“Although he has contributed steadily in limited overs cricket, he has not scored heavily enough when the opportunities to play first-class cricket have come for us to offer another contract.”
He becomes the second player to leave Derbyshire prior to the end of the season following the exit of wicket-keeper Lee Goddard.
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