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Tudor and Essex go separate ways

Alex Tudor
Tudor played 10 Tests between 1998 and 2002

Former England fast bowler Alex Tudor is to leave Essex at the end of the current season.

The 30-year-old joined the club in 2005 but has struggled to command a regular place in the side so far this summer.

Essex chief executive David East told the club's website: "There is no doubt he has a great deal still to offer in the professional game.

"So we agreed that it would be in his best interests to explore alternative opportunities," he added.

The club have made Tudor available for loan to another county for the remainder of this season.

The former Surrey man said: "I've looked after myself and still have plenty to offer.

"It's just a case of getting the opportunity now.

"I've missed so much cricket that now I need to be playing regularly and, with the squad set up at Essex, that doesn't seem likely."

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