An damage to Alex Wakely overshadowed Northamptonshire’s pre-season credentials in a T20 Barbados Cup contest during a Kensington Oval.
Wakely, a Northamptonshire limited-overs captain, suffered what is believed to be a ruptured Achilles tendon on a initial day of a competition. He has flown behind to a UK for medicine and is approaching to be taken for 4 months. If reliable it will leave Northamptonshire, a 2013 domestic T20 winners, looking for a new captain forward of a T20 Blast.
The bar have also been forced to hillside Jackson Bird‘s hit to only 6 Championship matches after discussions with Cricket Australia. Bird had creatively been due to play 10 four-day games and 7 T20 Blast matches though he will now only have a brief Championship stint.
On a some-more certain note for a club, they have announced a lapse of Richard Levi, a South Africa opening batsman, for all one-day cricket in a 2014 season.
David Smith, a Northamptonshire arch executive, said. “Richard done a large sense final summer in T20 cricket, with compare winning innings during Cheltenham, Worcester and in a semi-final compare opposite Essex. He gives us a required glow energy in a initial 6 overs that are so critical to posting a rival measure in T20 cricket.”
“Jackson’s strange agreement was for 10 County Championship and 7 NatWest T20 Blast matches. The reduced report will see a bar try and secure a second abroad bowler, for a serve 6 Championship games.Our aim is to find someone that will be means to play in both a T20 Blast and County Championship. David Ripley is now sketch adult a shortlist of intensity abroad players.”
Meanwhile, Nottinghamshire won a six-team Barbados Cup that has turn something of a tie in a pre-season schedule. They degraded Northamptonshire in a final by 10 runs on a D/L process after sleet intervened. Chris Read top-scored with 40 in Nottinghamshire’s sum of 107 for 3 in 18 overs, before Northamptonshire were singular to 104 for 7 in reply. The Nottinghamshire contingent of seamers – Jake Ball, Luke Wood and Andy Carter – claimed 6 wickets for 48 runs in 12 overs between them.
The other teams concerned enclosed Warwickshire, who were knocked out after a bad arrangement of batting opposite Nottinghamshire, and Hampshire, who were degraded in a initial turn by Barbados carrying collapsed from 107 for 4 to 124 all out. A Combined Colleges and Campuses side also participated.