Warwickshire seamer Tom Allin has been ruled out of the county’s pre-season tour of Barbados which starts on Tuesday March 13 because of a side strain.
Allin, 24, suffered an identical injury on last year’s trip to the Caribbean but he will not make this season’s tour having broken down bowling in the indoor nets at Edgbaston.
The former Cardiff University student is expected to be sidelined for a month which means that he is unlikely to miss any cricket when the squad return home from Barbados.
Allin, the son of former Glamorgan slow left-armer Tony Allin, played Minor Counties cricket for Devon before he joined Warwickshire and he made his first team debut in a Clydesdale Bank 40 defeat by Surrey at Edgbaston last August.
Warwickshire are taking all their contracted players to Barbados including former England wicketkeeper Tim Ambrose who underwent major surgery on a persistent hip injury last October.
Ambrose spent two months in plaster and has stepped up his rehabilitation since Christmas. But the Barbados tour will be Warwickshire’s first chance to assess Ambrose in match situations since the end of last season.
Ambrose’s understudy Richard Johnson, who had few first team opportunities last season, is on standby to deputise for the opening weeks of the season.