Worcestershire release three players

Worcestershire, who were relegated from the Championship Division One and have suffered major losses as a result of the flooding of new Road, have announced that they are releasing three players at the end of the season.

Dewald Nel, Stuart Wedge and allrounder Roger Sillence will not be offered new contracts for next summer.

"We continue to develop young talent through our academy and I am always on the look-out for quality players from outside the county," Steve Rhodes, the director of cricket, said. "But we do need to find a couple of high quality seam bowlers."