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Essex to let Tudor go

Former England seamer searching for a new county for rest of season

Tudor: Looking for loan move for rest of season

Essex have agreed to release former England fast bowler Alex Tudor, who is now hoping to go on loan to another county.

The 30-year-old has spent the past four years at Chelmsford and after several injury-plagued seasons has managed to get back to full fitness.

However, the former Surrey player has lost his place in Essex's first team in recent months and has now been told he can move on.

Tudor, who played 10 Tests, making 99 not out in one of them as a nightwatchman against New Zealand, is adamant he can still do a job for another county.

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my four years at Essex and am delighted to have been able to prove my fitness during my time at the club," he told Essex's website.

"I understand my opportunities will be limited with Essex from now on but I feel I still have plenty to offer and am keen to get the chance to prove that with another county.

"The club have been willing for me to play elsewhere this season which is a great gesture on their part and gives me the opportunity of proving myself to any potential employers. I'm still hungry for success."