Kent Cricket Club bowler Ashley Shaw keen to use Australian trip to prepare for Kent season after overcoming injury
Kent seamer Ashley Shaw flew out to Australia on Sunday looking
to put his two-year injury nightmare behind him.
The left-armer, 21, will spend two months playing club cricket
for Melbourne side Mulgrave.
He’s on the comeback trail after recovering from a long-term
shin-splints injury that required three operations.
Shaw (pictured), who missed the whole of Kent’s 2012 campaign,
said: "The fitness work has gone well since the last operation in
"I wanted to go to Australia anyway but where I haven’t played
for such a long time, it will be good to go out there and get some
bowling done so I can hit the ground running when we start
pre-season training at Kent and hopefully get a chance in the
"I’ll be training three or four times week with a game every
Saturday so it’ll be quite intense."
Shaw took 5-118 on his County Championship debut for Kent
against Derbyshire in 2011 but was soon plagued by shin-splints in
He added: "You feel like you’re letting everyone down when
you’re out injured – the coaches, the players and all the staff –
but they’ve all stood by me. It’s been a frustrating time.
"But I can feel the difference after the operations and I know
my body is up to playing cricket."
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