FOR the first time in more than a quarter of a century, there will be no member of the Marshall family playing at Neston next season.
For just over 25 years there has always been at least one member of the family taking to the field at Parkgate in a season.
After former first team batsman and club chairman Jim Marshall packed up his cricket boots several years ago to concentrate on golf, his son Simon took the baton and developed into an outstanding all-rounder joining Lancashire in 2005.
He continued playing at Parkgate as often as his county duties allowed, but was not regularly available last season and the club have now released him.
Neston cricket manager Bob Cooke said: “It was mutually agreed that Simon should move on. We wish him the best of luck both at Old Trafford and wherever else he plans to play.”