Harinath rewarded as King dethroned
Surrey have awarded batsman Arun Harinath a new one-year contract for next season but have released off-spinner Simon King.
Harinath, who has been at the club since under-nine level, made two senior appearances this year against Cambridge MCCU and Middlesex in the LV= County Championship.
The 24-year-old’s excellence for Surrey’s second XI earned him a place versus Middlesex at Guildford in July but he could manage scores of only one and six in a six-wicket defeat.
He said: “I’m very happy to be staying with Surrey for another year. Having been with the club for such a long time I am determined to push my case for selection and will work hard to ensure I have the best possible chance of doing this at all times.”
King, also 24, is a graduate of Surrey’s Academy but made just five senior appearances for them - the last in May against Cambridge.
He said: “It’s obviously very disappointing to be leaving Surrey, a club I have represented for over 10 years, but it also opens up a number of fresh opportunities and new challenges for me.
“I would like to thank everyone that has worked with me at Surrey both in the youth team squads and professional set-up. During this time I have made a great many friends and will look back at my time with the club with great affection.”