LUKE SUTTON has called time on his Lancashire career following Friday's LV= County Championship match against Nottinghamshire
The Keynsham-born wicketkeeper will look at alternative playing options after enjoying five seasons with the Red Rose, averaging 33.11 with the bat and taking 227 catches and 15 stumpings in first-class cricket.
The 33 year-old arrived at Old Trafford in 2006 from Derbyshire, where he spent five years following a spell with home county Somerset.
Lancashire’s Cricket Director Mike Watkinson said: “Luke was in the final year of his contract and has decided to move on to pastures new.
“He has given tremendous service to the club, doing an excellent job both on and off the field. He is a massive character in the dressing room and his professionalism is a great example for those around him.
“He leaves Lancashire with our best wishes for his next challenge.”
Luke Sutton added: “I’ve had five really enjoyable seasons with Lancashire and I feel proud and privileged to have represented such a prestigious club.
“I’d like to thank everybody for their support, in particular Peter Moores, who is an exceptional coach.
”I will leave with fond memories from my time at Old Trafford and I would like to wish everybody connected with Lancashire the best of luck for the future.”