Lancashire has released Simon Kerrigan, the left arm spinner who played a Test for England during the 2013 Ashes. Kerrigan made the decision earlier this year to put his player career on hold and help with training in the club.
He did not play at all during the 2018 season and has now been allowed to leave Lancashire at the end of his contract. , along with two other local players, batter Karl Brown and Arron Lilley.
It marks a sad descent for Kerrigan, 29, who played a key role in the Lancashire victory in 2011: his 9-for-51 sealed a last-minute victory over Hampshire in Aigburth, and was then handed a limit of Test two years later. Nevertheless, its appearance in The Oval was destroyed by the nerves, since its eight releases without wicketless went by 53 careers, Shane Watson charging without mercy.
Kerrigan's career apparently never fully recovered. After having taken 58 fields in 21.98 in 2013, his performance was constantly reduced, and he spent the end of the 2017 season on loan in Northamptonshire. In April of this year, he decided to take a break from playing.
"My form has not been at the level that I need to have for some time and after conversations with head coach Glen Chapple and the cricket management team at the club, we have all agreed that I will remain part of the team. game team and I will help with training in all areas of Lancashire cricket for the time being, "Kerrigan said at the time.
Brown was also a member of the 2011 title. The winning team, the first in Lancashire for 77 years, contributed 997 runs to 35.60, but could never match those winnings in first-class cricket. He continued to present regularly as a white-ball hitter, and along with Lilley helped Lancashire to lift the T20 Blast trophy in 2015.
Lilley made his debut in 2013 and appeared regularly on the T-70 side of his 96 appearances were at the shortest format. This season, he played in the 15 games of Vitality Blast of Lancashire, helping them to the Finals, but only threw 13 overs, taking a wicket to 105.00.
Lancashire cricket director Paul Allott said: "Karl, Simon and Arron have given their all for the club in recent years, having gone through the age group and the Academy system. he wants to thank you for your contributions on and off the field, and we wish you all the best for your future in whatever path you take. "