County news October 2, 2006

Sussex release trio

Cricinfo staff

As the clearout across the counties continues, Sussex have released Sean Heather, Neil Turk and Tim Linley. Sussex say they have released Heather, 24, and Turk, 23, because of their age and their 'perceived lack of future opportunity' while it was simply stated for Linley that 'opportunities are sparse'.

Sussex's cricket Manager, Mark Robinson, said of Heather and Turk: "Both have been outstanding in how they have conducted themselves, always with grit and integrity and great enthusiasm."

He praised Linley's "willingness to work hard and help others whenever possible." Linley, 24, played one first-class match for Sussex, against Sri Lanka, in 2006. Heather had just two first-class appearances for Sussex in his two years there, while Turk, a graduate of the Academy, had just one.