WISBECH Town Cricket Club have suffered a major blow with Australian Adam Meads ruled out for the rest of the season after a reoccurence of a shoulder injury.
Meads, who only arrived in the country three weeks ago from Byron Bay, sustained the injury last week at Uppingham and, after consulting his doctor back in Australia, has been advised not to play again this season.
Wisbech skipper James Williams said: “This is a big blow for us, even in the short time he has been here, he had looked a very good bowler and I am sure he would have done well for us this season.
“He is also very disappointed he cannot continue to play.
“He had an operation on the same shoulder two years ago and it appears the same injury has surfaced again.
“Fortunately he financed his own trip here and is now going to go travelling in Europe before he returns to Australia.”
Wisbech have not had a lot of luck with the Australian imports of late and Williams added: “We will sit down this week and see if we can bring someone else in, otherwise it looks like I will be doing a lot more bowling this season.
“I still believe we have a strong enough squad to be challenging at the top of the table this season even if we cannot find a replacement for Adam.”
Wisbech, for the second week running, had their Cambs Tucker League game called off when they were due to meet Sawston and the Rutland League game against Eaton Socon also fell to the weather.
“It is becoming very frustrating but at least every other team is suffering with us.
“I cannot remember the first two games being washed out before in the last 11 years,” added Williams.
Wisbech are due to play at Foxton in the Cambs Tucker League this Saturday and on Sunday they entertain Corby.
March, who also lost their weekend fixtures, are at Castor in the Cambs Tucker League on Saturday and away to Finedon in the Rutland league on Sunday.
The club are holding a wine and cheese evening for vice-presidents, sponsors and members on Friday night (7.30pm).