Sport

Maddinson set for action after indefinite break

Sydney Sixers batsman Nic Maddinson leaves the field after being dismissed.
Sydney Sixers batsman Nic Maddinson leaves the field after being dismissed. DAVE HUNT

CRICKET: Nic Maddinson will make his return to cricket next week for the NSW second XI and has made himself available for the Blues' next Sheffield Shield game.

The recently dropped Test No.6 had taken indefinite leave following the Big Bash due to personal reasons, and has missed NSW's past two matches.

There were fears Maddinson may miss the rest of the season, but he has been back training with the Blues this week and is also up for the IPL auction on Monday.

Maddinson's last action was in the magenta of the Sydney Sixers in BBL.

Teammates have spoken of Maddinson's time out of the game, and indications suggest he felt the need to take a break as a result of the pressure and scrutiny he found himself under in what was a roller-coaster summer.

No one expected Maddinson to be called up for a Test debut, but three matches later it was all over and he was dropped for the SCG Test.

Maddinson will fly to Western Australia for the second XI match starting on Monday and could then play for NSW in its Shield match against Tasmania in Wollongong starting on February 23.

There is no guarantee Maddinson would walk straight back into the NSW team given the Blues' top order has been firing in recent weeks.

NSW teammate Gurinder Sandhu said it was a major boost to have Maddinson back in action.

"It's great to have him on our side, that's for sure," he said.

"He is a batsman who can take the game away from the opposition.

"It's been great to see him back training with the Blues and back around cricket.

"I think if he's back that means he's enjoying cricket, which is the main thing because it is a sport that is meant to be fun and to be enjoyed."

News Corp Australia

Topics:  nic maddinson sheffield shield



Teenager charged over hotel fight with bouncer

NSW police at coffs harbour boat ramp, arrest , gun, shots, handcuffsPhoto: Trevor Veale / The Coffs Coast Advocate

Patron charged over St Patrick's Day fight with a hotel bouncer

How to protect our waters against white spot disease

SPOTTING IT: What to look out for to identify white spot disease in prawns.

DPI urges anglers to adopt strict measures to prevent disease spread

Upgrades continue on the Sikh temple

New golden domes have been placed on the Sikh temple in Woolgoolga.

New domes placed on First Sikh Temple.

Local Partners

Gogglebox shock: ‘This is so bloody juicy’

THE Gogglebox households can’t quite believe their eyes as they watch one of the most scandalous TV...

New Oscars fiasco safety net

IN A monumental stuff-up, La La Land was incorrectly named Best Picture. During the acceptance speech, the real winner was revealed.

Academy ‘won’t sack PwC’ but new safeguards in place.

Frozen’s original ending was much darker

Disney’s hit movie Frozen nearly turned out very, very differently.

IF THE original script had gone ahead, Frozen would have been grim.

Bea's parting gift: The Freak's in the frame

Pamela Rabe stars as Joan Ferguson in a scene from season five of the TV series Wentworth.

Gripping prison drama Wentworth returns for a volatile fifth season.

What's on the big screen this week

A scene from the movie The Lego Batman Movie.

LEGO Batman and Scarlett Johansson take on Beauty and the Beast.

MOVIE REVIEW: Crazy Boss Baby story is a little far-fetched

A scene from the movie The Boss Baby.

After nailing Trump, Alec Baldwin’s career takes a strange detour.

MKR’s Amy blasts Josh’s ‘sl*t’ slur

Amy Murr, pictured with brother Tyson, said rival contestant Josh Meeuwissen crossed the line when he called her a ‘sl*t’.

AMY responds after being called a ‘sl*t’ by MKR’s villain Josh.

Properties sell for more with print

PRINT SELLS: A new report shows using print and online advertising achieves a price 21% higher than online alone.

How much more can can you get for your home by advertising in print?

Once-in-a-lifetime chance to learn from best in the biz

TOP AGENT: LJ Hooker Double Bay agent Bill Malouf is a real estate mentor

Top agent to mentor a would-be agent

Luxury hotel expands $400m water park development

Developer to push on with second stage of massive new water park

Dalwood waterfall up for sale

Two people have died at Dalwood Falls, Ballina.

How would you like to own your very own waterfall?

Strong demand for houses and units on Coffs Coast

GOLDEN GLOW: This is one of the joys of living on the Coffs Coast, the sun rises past the Jetty at Coffs Harbour.

Sellers have the upper hand as desperate buyers snap up homes

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!