Jonathan Clare: Derbyshire all-rounder leaves

Jonathan Clare
Jonathan Clare returned to first-team contention this season after a back injury

Derbyshire have released all-rounder Jonathan Clare.

The 29-year-old made his debut in 2007 and played 136 times for the club in all formats

He made 57 first-class appearances, taking 154 wickets with career-best figures of 7-74 and scoring 1,725 runs, including two centuries.

Clare said: "It's been a pleasure to represent the club but it is now time for a new challenge and I'm looking forward to continuing my career."

Elite performance director Graeme Welch said: "Jonathan has worked extremely hard over the last two years to overcome a back injury.

"He has shown a real determination, but with the number of young players coming through, it was the right time for him to look for regular first-team action elsewhere. We wish him all the best."

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