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Clarke departs from Derby

All-rounder agrees mutual termination

Clarke: End of the road

Rikki Clarke's ill-fated spell at Derbyshire has come to an end after both parties agreed to free the player from the final year of his contract.

"Things have not worked out and we wish Rikki all the best in his future career."

John Morris

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The agreement completes a torrid season for Clarke, who, after moving to the County Ground at the start of the 2007-08 campaign as captain, handed over the reins in August due to poor form.

Clarke's arrival in the East Midlands was supposed to herald a bright new era for Derbyshire but Clarke came nowhere near to reproducing the form which once earned him two England Test caps and 20 one-day international appearances.

Derbyshire confirmed on Tuesday that Clarke would now be leaving the club after arriving less than a year ago.

Head of cricket John Morris said: "Things have not worked out and we wish Rikki all the best in his future career."

The former Surrey all-rounder's future now looks increasingly uncertain, however one possible destination for the 26-year-old is Edgbaston, with Warwickshire coach Ashley Giles a confirmed admirer.