Video: Injury scare for Hastings ace

  • Injury scare over Hastings Priory fast bowler
  • Barton damages Achilles playing for his university in Cambridge
  • Left-arm paceman took four wickets as Priory beat Worthing last weekend
  • Hastings head to reigning Premier League champions Roffey tomorrow
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Hastings Priory Cricket Club is facing an injury scare over influential fast bowler Adam Barton.

The left-arm paceman damaged an Achilles playing for his university in Cambridge at the start of the week.

Hastings Priory Cricket Club's first team squad lines up for the camera prior to its nine-wicket win over Worthing last weekend (SUS-160705-124318002)

Hastings Priory Cricket Club's first team squad lines up for the camera prior to its nine-wicket win over Worthing last weekend (SUS-160705-124318002)

Priory coach Ian Gillespie said: “Apparently it’s very swollen and the physio won’t look at it until Thursday (yesterday) when the swelling’s gone down.

“We’re just hoping and praying it’s not a serious injury because if it is he could be out for months rather than weeks.

“We definitely need his pace and aggression. He was a critical wicket-taker last season in the promotion run and started really well on Saturday (with four wickets against Worthing).

“He’s got a great strike rate and he’s very much the centrepiece of our bowling attack.”

We’re just hoping and praying it’s not a serious injury because if it is he could be out for months rather than weeks.

Ian Gillespie

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