Akhil Patel has been released by Nottinghamshire following confirmation that the left-handed opener will not be offered a new deal at Trent Bridge.

He re-joined Nottinghamshire in 2009 having left the club’s academy to join Derbyshire where he made his first class debut in 2007.

“Akhil has made some good scores in second eleven and league cricket but he hasn’t scored the volume of runs in the championship that would warrant extending his contract with us,” said Nottinghamshire Director of Cricket Mick Newell.

He achieved a high-score of 24 in three LV= County Championship appearances this season and failed to secure a regular place in the team.