Somerset County Cricket Club has announced fast bowler Alfonso Thomas, who has taken over 550 wickets for the County will be leaving the club at the end of the 2015 season.
The 38 year old first joined Somerset prior to the start of the 2008 season and following a number of impressive performances for the Seconds early on, he made his First XI debut after which he became a regular member of the line up in all formats.
Alfonso has enjoyed many highlights in his career both for Somerset and indeed around the world.
His best season for Somerset was in 2010 during which he took in excess of 100 wickets and was presented with the ‘Player of the Year Award’ something he went on to win for the second time after the conclusion of the 2014 season.
He has led Somerset on numerous occasions in Marcus Trescothick’s absence, most memorably during Somerset’ remarkable run in the Champions League T20 in 2011 when they reached the semi-final stage.