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Comber is stunned by his Essex exit
CLACTON cricketer Michael Comber has admitted being in “complete shock” after being released by Essex.
The 22-year-old all-rounder is on the lookout for a new county after being told he will not be getting a new contract.
He had no inkling of the bombshell and thought he was being called into a meeting to discuss his next deal.
“It came as a complete shock,” said former Clacton County High School pupil Comber, who progressed through Essex’s academy before making his First-Class debut for the county in 2010, against Bangladesh.
“This season has probably been the best I’ve had, in terms of playing a few games for the first team, being ever-present for the seconds and also at club level for Clacton (in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League).
“When I was called in for a meeting, I thought it was to discuss a contract renewal.
“I was expecting good news and already looking forward to another season with the boys, so to be told I was being released was a big shock to the system.”
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