Wisbech Town Cricket Club left reeling as injury ends Aussie star’s season

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.

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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.