May 22 2013 Latest news:
Story by: ROB SETCHELL, Reporter
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
AUSTRALIAN star Adam Meads has left the country after a shoulder injury ruled him out of Wisbech Town Cricket Club’s season.
The paceman made an immediate impression at Harecroft Road after arriving from Byron Bay last month.
But the 21-year-old will leave Wisbech without bowling a ball in the league after a recurrence of a shoulder injury.
Vice-captain Gary Freear said: “We don’t really know how to take it because it’s been so sudden.
“We thought we’d got lucky with Adam because he looked a seriously good player and now he’s been injured without even playing in the league.
“It’s incredibly unlucky but we have survived before and we’ll survive again.”
Meads, who saw a physio on Monday, will be sidelined for at least three months with the tear in his rotator cuff. He plans to continue his travels around Europe before returning home.
Freear said: “He wants to go home and get it sorted. We did know he was a bit injury prone but it’s still not good. He seemed very disappointed.
“There’s now a big chance for some of the younger lads to step up. We’ve never been a club that wanted to be dominated by an overseas player.
“It’s a good chance for everyone to prove themselves.”
The club have not announced any plans to replace the overseas star, who played for his state New South Wales as a teenager.
Wisbech, who have had their first two Tucker Gardner Premier Division games washed out, travel to Foxton on Saturday.