Hastings Priory Cricket Club is facing an injury scare over influential fast bowler Adam Barton.
The left-arm paceman damaged an Achilles playing for his university in Cambridge at the start of the week.
Priory coach Ian Gillespie said: “Apparently it’s very swollen and the physio won’t look at it until Thursday (yesterday) when the swelling’s gone down.
“We’re just hoping and praying it’s not a serious injury because if it is he could be out for months rather than weeks.
“We definitely need his pace and aggression. He was a critical wicket-taker last season in the promotion run and started really well on Saturday (with four wickets against Worthing).
“He’s got a great strike rate and he’s very much the centrepiece of our bowling attack.”
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