Surrey let Hamilton-Brown go
Surrey have agreed to release Rory Hamilton-Brown from the remainder of his contract three years into his second spell at the Kia Oval.
The 25-year-old captained the first team during his second stint with Surrey, last year leading them to LV= County Championship promotion and the Clydesdale Bank 40 title. He scored 4,166 runs for Surrey in all competitions and also took 21 wickets.
However, following the death of his close friend Tom Maynard in June this year, Hamilton-Brown was granted indefinite compassionate leave from the club and relinquished the captaincy.
Although he returned in August, Hamilton-Brown struggled to rediscover best form and made what would prove to be his final appearance for Surrey against Glamorgan in the Tom Maynard tribute CB40 game on August 21.
Team director Chris Adams said: "Rory Hamilton-Brown is a talented young cricketer. Achieving promotion and winning the CB40 trophy were both significant achievements and his weight of runs made a big contribution.
“Whilst at the club, he has also moved a lot a closer to fulfilling his ambitions of playing on the international stage.
"The club has agreed to his request to leave so he can look to make a fresh start elsewhere. On a personal level I would like to wish Rory the best for the future and hope he is able to realise his potential at the highest level."