Derbyshire have revealed that they have not offered new contracts to batsmen Stephen Stubbings, Dan Birch and Dominic Telo, leaving them free to talk to other clubs.
Derbyshire, currently lying second in the LV County Championship Division Two table, are looking to the future and Head of Cricket John Morris explained:
“I would like to thank the three players for their efforts and contribution to Derbyshire County Cricket Club, especially Stephen Stubbings who has been a major contributor over the past 13 years.
“It is time for us to move forward as a club and give opportunities within the second team to some of the talented young players we have coming through.”
Stubbings was awarded his county cap in 2001 and a benefit year in 2008 but has recently lost his place in the Championship side while Birch and Telo have not featured in first-class cricket this season.
Birch made history when he scored a century before lunch on his debut for Derbyshire in 2007 against Cambridge UCCE at Fenner's while Telo scored two half-centuries since arriving in 2008.
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