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And England manages to wreck it without even overbowling it!

Now it’s Plunkett; that’s an England squad bowling injury full house for Durham!
Following on from Mark Davies leaving the England squad with ankle problems and then having an operation on his ankle, and Graham Onions returning home from the squad with back injury; esteemed drinks boy Pudsy has now apparently joined the list.

BBC TMS feed – 0439 – Eng 490-9 (171 overs)
“ And a bit of breaking news on TMS – Liam Plunkett will return home a day early from this tour because of an injury that they want to treat immediately.”

Oh and even more joy – Bunny’s back injury is more serious than at fist thought, and Bob is not looking certain to be fit for the start of the season now either.
Do England treat their pace bowlers well?  What do they do with them?  They have not been flogging the overs out of the Durham ones in matches.    For the amount of time our bowlers have seen on the competitive field this winter this is not been a good return.   Plunkett has seen only one [non EPPs] tour match all winter!
England: keeping our Nigel [the physio] in business!

Fresh from the indignity of having his boots removed from the environs of the outfield of the EPPs first match against Gauteng, England’s most recent test squad call up finally took to the field today for an England XI.

In a rare spell of good weather in what has been an unseasonably wet period, in a rain curtailed match Mark was the most economical bowler conceding 24 runs in 10 overs.

There is a picture of him here in the very white whites that England now sport. The South African Invitational XI v England XI at East London a 2 day warmup match. [This photo may possibly be by Garath Copely,  PA don’t credit the photographer]