Notts part ways with duo
Nottinghamshire have released batsman Karl Turner and all-rounder Scott Elstone.
Turner came to Trent Bridge after a five-year spell with Durham’s second XI and made his first-class debut in 2011.
However, he struggled to cement a spot at the top of the order, scoring just 227 runs in nine innings.
Elstone, a product of Notts’ academy system, made a telling contribution for England while on 12th man duty by taking two catches against India at Trent Bridge last year.
Nottinghamshire director of cricket Mike Newell said: “We hoped that Karl might challenge for a place in the opening partnership and he showed some positive signs without ever really nailing the spot.
"Riki Wessels and Alex Hales have taken those places now and so we couldn't see him figuring in our plans next season.”
On Elstone, he added: “Scott has found his way into our limited overs teams blocked by other players.
"He has shown promise when he's had opportunities and I sincerely hope that he can find a future in the game because he's a great lad who fitted into the dressing room extremely well.”
The emergence of Sam Kelsall, who made his debut yesterday against LV= County Championship Division One champions Warwickshire, and Sam Wood also convinced Notts to part ways with Turner and Elstone.
“Having the two Sams around next season will be like having two additional players given that they spent most of this summer with England under 19s,” said Newell.
“They're developing nicely and we want to give them both opportunities to play.”