Derbyshire release Jonathan Clare

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All-rounder Jonathan Clare has been released by Derbyshire.

Clare, who was capped by Derbyshire in 2012, will leave the club with immediate effect. 
The 29-year-old made 136 appearances for the club in all formats since making his debut in 2007 and was a member of the LV= County Championship Division Two winning side in 2012.

He made 57 first-class appearances for the county claiming 154 wickets, including career-best figures of 7-74, and scoring 1,725 runs, including two centuries. 
He also featured in 41 List A matches and 37 Twenty20 fixtures for the club, claiming 39 wickets and scoring over 500 runs across the two formats.

Elite Performance Director, Graeme Welch said: “Jonathan has worked extremely hard over the last two years to overcome a back injury which saw him return to the first-class game earlier this summer.

“He has shown a real determination to return to action but with the number of young players coming through, both Jonathan and we felt it was the right time for him to look for regular first team action elsewhere. We wish him all the best for the future.”
Clare added: “I would like to thank the club and the members for their support during my time at Derbyshire.
“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.”