Thursday 4 October 2007 

Spinner Salisbury Leaves Surrey

Leg-spinner Ian Salisbury has been released by Surrey after the county decided not to offer him a contract for the 2008 season.

Salisbury, who played in 15 test matches for England, helped Surrey win the County Championship in 1999, 2000, and 2002. He has played 311 first-class matches, starting his career at Sussex before making the switch to Surrey in 1997.

Salisbury said, "I have had such a great time here at Surrey over the years and have so many good memories.

"Any success on the pitch I have had is a bonus but the real important part that I’ll take out of my time here is the life long friends I have made.

“Winning trophies was great but I was fortunate to play with some really decent blokes throughout my time here.

"The other really satisfying thing for me is having the youngsters come up to you and say how much they appreciate your help and that is what I’ll miss.

“I really want to keep playing as I feel I still have the ability to play first-class cricket and it will be a bit sad that it won’t be at Surrey but it will also be an exciting opportunity for me if it is to be somewhere else.”