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Gordon released by Warwickshire

Warwickshire have announced the release of fast bowler Recordo Gordon

George Dobell
George Dobell
30-Sep-2016
Recordo Gordon took three wickets to limit Yorkshire's total, Birmingham v Yorkshire, NatWest T20 Blast North Group, Edgbaston, June 21, 2015

Recordo Gordon impressed at times in white ball cricket  •  PA Photos

Warwickshire have announced the release of fast bowler Recordo Gordon.
Gordon, Jamaica born but a product of the club's development system, signed for Warwickshire ahead of the 2012 season and was a member of the squad that won the 2014 NatWest Blast (though he didn't play in the final) and made it to finals day the following year.
While Gordon impressed at times with his pace and calm head, injuries and some concerns of the legality of his bowling action held him back. He missed the 2012 season with a stress fracture of the back and was involved in a memorable List A match against Nottinghamshire in 2014 when he bowled two no-balls in the penultimate over; one for over-stepping also saw a wicket disallowed and one, which was hit for six, was a chest-high full toss.
He has not played a first-class match since 2014 and, though he featured in four Royal London and six Nat West Blast matches this year, was unable to make much impression in the first team in 2016.
There will be some disappointment at the club in Gordon's release. It was hoped he may develop into one of the cricketers required to help Warwickshire through their impending transition: with nine of the first-team squad aged in their 30s by the start of the next season, they could do with a few younger players coming through to challenge for places. The release of a 24-year-old is therefore not ideal.
"I've thoroughly enjoyed the last five years representing my home county and playing with so many fantastic cricketers," Gordon said. "I would like thank Warwickshire for giving me the opportunity to become a professional cricketer. It has been a great period in which I have grown as a cricketer and person and I look forward to the next chapter of my career."

George Dobell is a senior correspondent at ESPNcricinfo