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Toby Lester leaves Lancashire

Toby Lester leaves Lancashire

The left-arm seamer will leave after his contract expired

Lancashire Cricket can announce Toby Lester will leave the Club after his contract expired at the end of the 2020 season.

The left-arm seamer featured in five First-Class matches for the Red Rose, taking six wickets after making his debut against Essex in 2015, and also appeared in County Championship action on loan at Warwickshire during 2018.

The former Loughborough MCCU student made 13 Vitality Blast appearances for Lancashire Lightning and was a regular in the side that reached the 2018 Vitality Blast semi-final.

Lester will remain synonymous with Red Rose fans after delivering the final over of the famous one-run win over Yorkshire Vikings at Emirates Old Trafford in the same season.

He leaves the Club having taken 15 T20 wickets, with a best of 4/25 against Derbyshire.

Lancashire Director of Cricket, Paul Allott, said: “Toby has seen a reduced amount of playing time over the last couple of seasons and we feel now is the right time to let him establish his professional career with another county.

“I would like to thank him for his contributions and wish him all the very best for the future.”

Toby Lester said: “I have loved every second of my six years with Lancashire. I owe so much to the Club and I’d personally like to thank all the coaches and staff at Emirates Old Trafford, as well as the Members and supporters for all their support since I made my debut back in 2015.

“I’m hugely excited to start the next chapter of my playing career now but I will always follow the Red Rose’s fortunes and wish the Club every success.”

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