POTTSVILLE cricketer Michael Anderson has just returned from a stint in England but a hamstring problem may prevent him from bo
POTTSVILLE cricketer Michael Anderson has just returned from a stint in England but a hamstring problem may prevent him from bo

Anderson survived Poms only to come undone in District cricket

By JIM MORTON

Anderson survived Poms only to come undone in District cricket

POTTSVILLE'S Michael Anderson survived a season in England unscathed, but fielding in a representative game last week has proved his undoing.

Anderson is battling a hamstring injury in order to be fit to bowl against Terranora in day two of their Gabba Sports Cup match at Bilambil today.

"I had some acupuncture and all sorts of things," he said yesterday. "I will have another course of acupuncture this afternoon and that should be enough to get me close (to being able to bowl)."

He played for Pottsville on Saturday and only got to bowl five overs, with his side batting for most of the day, while on Sunday he played for the Tweed District representative side in the Webb Shield game against Gold Coast at Kerrydale. The hamstring injury occured while he was fielding.

Anderson only flew back into the country two weeks ago after a season with Shepshed Messengers in Leicestershire.

The talented fast-bowler had a big season picking up 60 wickets for the year ? a club record.

He was so successful he has already been asked back.

Anderson admitted it took a little bit of time to get used to the English conditions.

"When I started, the wickets were a lot greener and softer and I had to learn how to play on them," he said.

"It was a culture shock ? it was very different over there."

Anderson said one of the hardest things to get used to was the accent ? in fact he joked an interpreter might have been handy when setting fields.

"In the area I went to they had very broad accents," he said. "It took a long time to understand my captain."

Anderson said while he was away Pottsville had got off to a good start, winning two of their first three games.

He is hoping that will continue and is keen to get in and bowl.

Terranora will resume on 1-34 chasing Pottsville's 9-244. Pottsville will be bolstered by the return of second game bowling hero Justin Singh.



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