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Kent release fast bowler Robbie Joseph

Robbie Joseph
Robbie Joseph has been on Kent's books since he was a teenager

Fast bowler Robbie Joseph has been released by Kent after a decade's service to the county.

Antigua-born Joseph, 29, first arrived as a teenager but only featured in competitive cricket in 2004 when he qualified on residency rules.

A shoulder injury has limited him to just seven County Championship matches in the past two seasons.

"We would like to thank Robbie for his efforts for the county," said Kent chairman of cricket Graham Johnson.

Joseph, who went on an England Performance Squad and England Lions tour in 2008/9, insists that his departure from the St Lawrence Ground does not signal the end of his cricket career.

"I have greatly enjoyed my time at Kent and am now looking forward to a new challenge elsewhere," he said.

"I feel I still have a great deal to achieve in the game and am looking forward to making that happen."

The county, who have lost Joe Denly to Middlesex and Martin van Jaarsveld to Leicestershire, are still in talks with two other out-of-contract players, Azhar Mahmood and Simon Cook.

But experienced batsman Mike Powell has been to Canterbury for talks following his release by Glamorgan.

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Powell in talks to make Kent move
31 Oct 11 |  Kent
Riley agrees extended Kent deal
05 Oct 11 |  Kent
Denly, Van Jaarsveld leave Kent
28 Sep 11 |  Kent

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