SUSSEX all-rounder Aaron Thomason has left the club following the expiry of his contract at the end of the season.

The Birmingham-born cricketer had not appeared for Sussex since a Championship fixture against Glamorgan on July 4, where he scored four and one runs in two innings.

In 16 first-class matches for Sussex, he scored 619 runs at an average of 21.34, with a top score of 90, and took four wickets.

The right-hand batsman and bowler also played nine T20 matches for the county, scoring 89 runs with a top score of 47.

Sussex’s performance director, Keith Greenfield said: “We’d like to thank Thommo for his efforts while at Sussex and wish him all the best in whatever he does next.

"We’ll keep in touch and, like all former players, he’ll always be welcome at Hove.”

The 24-year-old came through the youth system in Warwickshire and also featured in the England Under-19s.

Thomason joined Sussex CCC after leaving Warwickshire CCC during the 2019 season.

Sussex finished bottom of Division Three in the County Championship, after prioritising the development of academy prospects in red-ball cricket.

However, they did reach the semi-finals of the Vitality Blast, before being knocked out by Kent Spitfires.