Quartet to depart Essex


Essex Cricket can confirm that four players will depart the Club upon the expiry of their contracts at the end of the 2023 season.

Aron Nijjar, Josh Rymell, Eshun Kalley, and Will Buttleman will all leave The Cloud County Ground when their current deals run out.

Left-arm spinner Nijjar, 28, has played a total of 78 matches for Essex across all three formats since making his first-class debut in 2015, taking 81 wickets at an overall average of 37.58.

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Opening batter Rymell, 22, has made 22 appearances for the Eagles, hitting a total of 475 runs, of which the bulk have been scored in List A cricket where he averages 28.53.

Seamer Kalley, 21, has played in only one first-class match, against Ireland earlier this year, and has appeared mostly for the Essex 2nd XI, where he has taken a total of 15 wickets this season.


Wicketkeeper-batter Buttleman, 23, has participated mostly in the white ball arena, averaging 17.45 across List A and T20 cricket but has also made five first-class appearances, scoring 141 runs and claiming 20 victims.


Essex Head Coach, Anthony McGrath, said: “It is always a tough time when we have to make decisions about not renewing players’ contracts, but the nature of professional sport does unfortunately require us to do exactly that.

“I wish Aron, Josh, Eshun, and Will all the best in their future endeavours, and I thank them for their efforts, which have always been 100%, during the time they have spent at the Club.

“Although their immediate future lies away from Chelmsford, I do believe they are all capable of progressing within the game and taking hold of other opportunities that come their way.”