County news August 18, 2009

Guy released by Yorkshire

Cricinfo staff

Simon Guy, the 30-year-old wicketkeeper, has been released by Yorkshire after struggling to push for a first-team place.

Guy hasn't played a first-class match for Yorkshire since July 2007, and has found it difficult to battle back into the side following the brain surgery he underwent this February to remove a cerebral abscess. The emergence of Jonathan Bairstow has also hindered any chance of him returning to the first-team this summer.

"It was a difficult decision to release Simon after so many years excellent service to the club," said Martyn Moxon, Yorkshire's director of cricket. "Ultimately it was felt to be in the best interests of the Club and the player to part company as we were not going to be able to give him the opportunities he needs at this stage of his career."