LONG-SERVING all-rounder Chris Harris has ended his long association with Maldon Cricket Club.

The club's former first-team captain is leaving the club to join East Anglian Premier League outfit Frinton-on-Sea Cricket Club.

Harris is joining the 2019 champions of the East Anglian Premier League, which is the top level of competition for recreational club cricket in East Anglia covering Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and North Essex.

He made his Maldon CC debut back in 2008 has since gone on to amass an impressive total of 12,387 runs in 352 innings.

He has recorded a batting average of 40.22, with a top score of 161 not out against Braintree in 2017.

Whilst scoring a bucket load of runs, Harris also collected 240 wickets at 26.17 a piece, with his career-best figures standing at six wickets for just 14 runs.

Whilst appearing for Maldon, he captained the Men’s first team for three full seasons, collected three player of the year awards, two batsman of the year awards and smashed his way to an impressive 25 hundreds and 70 half-centuries.

Maldon CC chairman Steve Brown said Harris deserves his chance, at a higher-league club.

He said: “Chris is leaving the playing side of our club to pursue the next level of cricket for which his big talents deserve.

“We’ve all seen Chris grow from the very shy young lad through the teenage years to a top class player and excellent leader of men and decent human being.

"He deserves his day in the sun at a higher level and we wish him all the best in all he does and look forward to seeing him for a beer or two at the club.”

Everyone at Drapers Farm has wished Harris the best of luck during his time with Frinton and look forward to seeing him continue his impressive run-scoring record.