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Injury cuts short Ryder's Essex stint

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 24/08/2016
Jesse Ryder © Getty Images Jesse Ryder

Former Black Cap Jesse Ryder has left Essex early due to injury, the county side have announced.

The allrounder, 32, has spent three seasons at Chelmsford and scored more than 1700 first-class runs, adding 92 wickets at 24.71.

He has added 960 runs in one-day cricket and 881 in Twenty20, including a 2014 one-day season in which he averaged 92 with the bat.

He would be fondly remembered by the Essex faithful, the club said in a statement on Wednesday, local time.

"Jesse Ryder has returned to New Zealand after it was mutually agreed his contract would come to an end early,.

"The Kiwi International suffered a calf strain recently and has since been hampered by the injury."

With only county championship games left it was deemed in the best interests of both parties if he returned home early, the club said.

"Having been with the club for the past three years, Ryder has made contributions throughout his time at the (Essex County Ground) both on and off the pitch.

"Everyone at the club would like to thank Jesse for his services and wish him well for his future endeavours."

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