Billy Stanlake

Billy Stanlake’s time with Derbyshire has been cut short after the fast bowler was ruled out for the rest of the season with a back injury.

Friday, 21st May 2021, 10:04 am
Billy Stanlake celebrates taking the wicket of Alastair Cook. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Scans following the LV= County Championship match away to Essex last week revealed a stress fracture and he will return to Australia to begin rehabilitation with Queensland’s medical staff.

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Head of Cricket, Dave Houghton said: “We’re hugely disappointed that we won’t get to see more of Billy this year. He’s been a model professional during his time with us and we wish him all the best in his recovery.

“Our search for a replacement has already begun and we are hopeful of bringing in another bowler in the not-too-distant future who can contribute in all formats this summer.”