Rob White released by Northants after 12 years in team

Rob White

Northants batsman Rob White will not be offered a new contract and is to leave the club at the end of the season.

The 32-year-old made a name for himself in 2002 by scoring 277 in a single day against Gloucestershire.

He is the club's record scorer in T20 cricket but has struggled to hold down a regular first-team place this season.

"We feel it's in Rob's best interests to start to look for other opportunities now," acting head coach David Ripley told the club's website.external-link

"It is very disappointing for all concerned to lose Rob, a local lad who came through the youth system here at Northants.

"He has made match-winning contributions in all formats of the game during his time at the club," Ripley added.

In 1997, he was a member of the county side which was crowned national champions at both Under-17 and Under-19 levels.

White made his first-class debut in 2000 but moved into the initial academy set-up in 2001.

He has gone on to score more than 10,000 runs in all forms of the game.