Warwickshire County Cricket Club has confirmed the release of Alex Mellor and George Panayi at the end of the season when their contracts end.
Wicket-Keeper/batsman Mellor (28) joined the Bears at the end of the 2015 season from his native Staffordshire and he has gone on to make nine First Class, nine T20 and seven List A appearances to date, and was part of Warwickshire’s victorious Royal London One-Day Cup campaign in 2016.
Fast bowler Panayi (21) came through the club’s pathway, joining the academy as a 14-year-old and signing his first professional contract in the 2016 season. After making his first team debut in the inaugural day/night Championship game versus Lancashire, the former Shrewsbury School pupil has made two First Class and eight List A appearances for the club.
Alex and George are good professionals and have always worn the Bear & Ragged Staff with pride whenever they have represented the club.Paul Farbrace
Paul Farbrace, Sport Director at Warwickshire CCC, said: “Alex and George are good professionals and have always worn the Bear & Ragged Staff with pride whenever they have represented the club.
“It’s always sad when we have to release players who have spent several seasons at here as Bears. I would thank Alex and George for everything that they have given to the club and wish them the very best in their future careers.”