Fast bowlers and their injuries

September 29, 2013

The news that our trio of exciting youg fast bowlers Pat Cummins, James Pattinson and Mitchell Starc have all sustained low back stress fractures and will be out of cricket for an extended period is a major disappointment to all Australian cricket followers. I have written two articles recently for The Age newspaper in Melbourne…

MY FIRST ASHES TEST

July 9, 2013

In February I wrote a blog about my first test match in India as Australian team doctor, but tomorrow is the ultimate – my first Ashes test in England. I grew up lying in bed at night with my little transistor radio (get your parents to tell you about them if you youngsters don’t know…

MY TEST MATCH DEBUT

February 25, 2013

As I watched from the dressing room as Australia’s two opening batsmen walked out to bat in the First Test of the Australia India series in Chennai India, I reflected on my cricketing childhood. Seemingly my whole life revolved around cricket. I constantly had a transistor radio with me listening to Alan McGilvray and his…

SIDE STRAIN IN FAST BOWLERS

November 24, 2012

Australia’s young fast bowler James Pattinson left the field early on Day 3 of the Second Test in Adelaide complaining of pain in the side of the chest. The most likely diagnosis in a fast bowler is a side strain. These injuries appear to becoming more prevalent in recent years, or perhaps we are just…

The Aussie cricket tour to UAE: my experience

September 12, 2012

I have just spent a very enjoyable three weeks in the UAE on my first trip with the Aussie cricket team. It is a tour that probably went unnoticed by most in Australia and certainly by everyone in the UK. The tour started with a one day game against Afghanistan, then three ODIs against Pakistan…