Lewis recovering well
Lewis Gregory is recovering well from his back injury and in the next few weeks he will be heading out to Western Australia to work on his batting and to play grade cricket.
Originally Lewis was scheduled to be going out to join an ECB spin and batting camp in early November after which he was due to meet up with the England Lions.
Sadly he had to withdraw from both of these when a scan at the end of the season showed he had a back problem, which was a bit of a setback as Lewis explained: “It was obviously disappointing news about my back. I had the scan right at the end of the summer and got the news back from the ECB a couple of weeks before I was due to go away with them. However it’s something that happens in sport and you have to overcome it.”
Lewis was considering going out to Perth after Christmas even before the ECB programmes were announced and now his back is recovering that is where he is heading. “I’ll be going to Perth and will be playing grade cricket for Subiaco Floreat,” he said. “I’ll also be following the same training programme that both Tom Abell and Jack Leach are on during the week and will be hitting lots of balls and working on my batting. My batting wasn’t up to scratch last summer, so when the chance to go out to Western Australia, play some club cricket and do some training out there came along I was delighted to take it.
“Stuart Walters is running the camp in Perth and in addition to Tom and Jack there are a few other young county players. It’ll be really nice to go out there and working outside again will be very welcome.”
Talking about the latest news on his injury Lewis said: “Thankfully things are coming on well and my back feels good. I am doing a lot of rehab work with Jamie Thorpe (Somerset CCC Physiotherapist) and although it’s a bit tedious at times, I know it’s coming on well and the body is feeling good at the moment.”
Regarding his bowling Lewis said: “I bowled a lot of overs last season, but if you want to take wickets you have to bowl the overs. There are still a few little things I will look to tweak with my action which I will be working on when I am away, and that will hopefully put less stress on my body when I do bowl. At the moment I am just looking forward to getting out to Perth to get cracking. I’m flying out soon and will spend some time acclimatizing and hitting some balls and then start playing after Christmas.”
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