Rossington misses Tykes trip

28 April 2021 19:34:01 GMTPlus10

Northamptonshire will be without captain Adam Rossington for their County Championship clash with Yorkshire which starts on Thursday.

Rossington injured his finger while keeping wicket as Northants picked up their first four-day win of the season with a seven-wicket success against Glamorgan.

Ricardo Vasconcelos will be behind the stumps for the tough trip to Headingley and is also set to take over as the team's red-ball captain in Rossington's absence.

Vasconcelos starred with the bat in his team's successful run chase against Glamorgan, hitting an unbeaten 185 off 221 balls with 26 boundaries as Northants made light work of being set 355 in just 79 overs to win.

It capped a remarkable comeback after they had been 76-5 in their first innings in reply to Glamorgan's 407.

Northants said tests had shown Rossington has not fractured the finger, but they are taking a safety-first approach and advising him to sit out the Yorkshire trip.

Head physiotherapist Barry Goudriaan told the county's official website: "Adam had an X-ray to exclude a fracture and that came back clear which is good news.

"However, the nature of the injury means that after a consultation with our upper limb specialist we advised that Adam sits out this game to get it right.

"Adam's the type of player that will never stay down. He's disappointed to not be playing, but he understands that longer term it's better for him to sit one out, over maybe being hit in the same place again and being out a lot longer."

Northants are 13/8 draw no bet for the County Championship Group Three game against Yorkshire, with the home side 1/2.

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