Leicestershire to let Dixey go
Wicketkeeper Paul Dixey will leave Leicestershire at the end of the season after asking to be released from his contract to pursue “other career opportunities”, according to a club statement.
The 24-year-old joined from Kent in 2011 and marked his arrival with two LV= County Championship fifties: 72 not out versus Gloucestershire and 50 against Glamorgan.
His second season at Grace Road has been disrupted by injury and Ned Eckersley has established himself as first-choice gloveman.
Dixey sustained a broken toe at the start of this campaign and suffered a broken thumb on his comeback in the second XI, but continued to play in that game.
Leicestershire chief executive Mike Siddall said: "The club is grateful to Paul for the contribution he has made over the past couple of seasons and we wish him well in his future endeavours."