McKay to leave Leicestershire CCC

Leicestershire CCC has announced that Clint McKay, who has been a tremendous performer for the last three seasons as overseas player, will not be returning for the 2018 season.

It has been mutually agreed that McKay will not play in the final Specsavers County Championship match of the campaign against Northants and instead will help the club’s coaches as he did at Worcestershire last week.

McKay took 199 wickets for Leicestershire across all three formats of the game at a highly impressive average of 24.88.

The seamer picked up 136 first-class wickets for the club at 25.79 apiece, including a best of 6 for 54 against Kent in 2015. He also contributed 1,099 first-class runs at a handy average of 21.54.

McKay is now Leicestershire’s second leading wicket-taker in its proud T20 history. McKay became the second Foxes bowler to reach a half-century of wickets in the Blast, taking exactly 50 wickets at an average of 18.54. 

His career-best 5 for 11 at Worcestershire this season are the best figures recorded by a Foxes bowler in T20. McKay also collected 13 List A wickets during his time at the club.

McKay said: "It has been an honour to play for Leicestershire County Cricket Club over the last three years and I’d like to thank everyone at the club for being so welcoming, and all Members and fans for their support. I’ve made lots of memories and friends over the last three summers and really enjoyed my time in Leicester."

Leicestershire CCC Chief Executive Wasim Khan MBE said: "Clint has been an outstanding performer for Leicestershire County Cricket Club over the last three years. Clint has been a model overseas player and has made a brilliant contribution both on and off the field.

"On behalf of the club, I’d like to thank Clint for all of his efforts and endeavours. Clint leaves a legacy and everyone at Leicestershire County Cricket Club would like to wish him all the very best for the future."