Jaik Mickleburgh: Essex batsman to leave Division Two champions

Jaik Mickleburgh
Jaik Mickleburgh (right) has made 10 first-class centuries, including a career-best 243 against Leicestershire in 2013

Batsman Jaik Mickleburgh is to leave promoted Essex when his contract expires at the end of September.

The 26-year-old scored 4,978 runs in 101 first-class matches for the county and also played 38 limited-overs games.

But he only made eight Championship appearances this summer as the county won the Division Two title.

"Jaik has been a terrific servant to the club and contributed throughout his time here," head coach Chris Silverwood told the club website.external-link