Ned Eckersley’s best score of 158 came against Derbyshire in May 2017

Leicestershire’s longest-serving player Ned Eckersley is one of four men who have not been offered new contracts by the club.

The 29-year-old wicketkeeper made his Foxes first-class debut in 2011 and has scored 5,646 runs at a 32.26 average.

Batsman Mark Pettini, all-rounder Tom Wells, and spinner Rob Sayer have also not been offered terms for next season.

Head coach Paul Nixon said