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England bowler Olly Stone to miss rest of season with back injury

Olly Stone will miss the rest of the season after suffering a stress fracture of the back, derailing England’s plans to build a stockpile of high-speed Test bowlers but creating a vacancy in the one-day squad for the uncapped George Garton. Stone’s injury was diagnosed following a bright showing in...
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‘I’ll give it my best go’: Future star Olly Stone ready to step up for England in the here and now

Olly Stone has only five international caps. All were picked up between October 2018 and July 2019, with just four international wickets to show for them. Yet, it could be argued he has already had a profound effect on English cricket.For it was partly his battles with injury - stress fractures of the back, and serious anterior cruciate ligament damage - that prompted the England and Wales Cricket Board to pull the cord on an initiative that has been in the pipeline for years: pace bowling contracts.Essentially, these are “central contracts” for quick bowlers on the periphery of England squads....
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