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Wisden Cricinfo staff
September 17, 2004
The Lancashire opening batsman, Alec Swann, has decided not to renew his contract, and is set to move on after a three-year stint at Old Trafford.
"I've enjoyed every minute I've spent at Lancashire," said Swann, "but I feel I am at a stage in my career where I need to move forward and seek pastures new." It has been a frustrating year for Swann and Lancashire alike. As the county plunged towards relegation, Swann played just five first-class matches all season, with a top score of 34.
"Alec has been a reliable opening batsman," said their manager, Mike Watkinson. "He has provided the club with a valuable three years' service." He emulates his brother Graeme, who has moved on to Nottinghamshire from Northamptonshire on a three-year deal.
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