Dibble on the road back to fitness

12:41 27 December 2012

Adam Dibble

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ADAM Dibble’s comeback trail looks like taking him to South Africa as he rehabilitates from the knee injury which ruined the 2012 campaign, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Dibble – a scion of the Sidmouth cricketing dynasty – had to have surgery on his troublesome knee.

Back in April, the young paceman had scored 43 and captured taken three for 42, both career bests, against Warwickshire at Edgbaston, before he suffered a knee injury.

“It’s all been very frustrating for me but since the end of the season I have got progressively better and despite having a slight hamstring niggle everything is fine now. I’m pretty much up to full pace again with my bowling indoors, so it’s going well. I’m working on a few things and my main aim is to bowl that heavier ball every delivery and keep coming at the bat with every ball. My body seems to be good so far, although you are always slightly nervous getting back into bowling, especially as it’s been nearly six months since I last bowled. I am happy with the way it is going, I’m feeling strong and I’m feeling fit and it is really nice to be bowling again.’

Dibble is hoping he doesn’t have to wait until the spring to get back to bowling on grass again as he explained, saying: “At the moment we are trying to sort out a trip to South Africa for me in the New Year because its very important for me to get outside bowling again. I want to be dealing with bowling outdoors again and the recovery and get all that side of things out of the way before the new season preparations kick in over here again. I need to get overs under my belt before I start competing for a place again. I don’t want to be going straight from the indoor school to competing for a place in the team.”

Head coach Andy Hurry said he was pleased with Dibble’s progress on the road to rehabilitation: “He is now back in full-time training alongside the rest of the squad. We are looking to get him out to South Africa where he can develop his workload and progressively build-up his confidence ready for pre-season.”

Meanwhile, Dibble has been back to school to try to inspire the next generation of young Somerset cricketers.

Dibble, who attended Taunton School and graduated through the Somerset Academy before being awarded a contract by the county, spent some time at Parkfield Primary School.

Pete Sanderson, Somerset’s assistant coach, suggested to Dibble that he gave a talk and took part in a question-and-answer session with year-six pupils at the school.

Dibble explained saying: “The aim was to try to inspire the next generation of young players and I think that it went very well. I tried to explain what being a professional cricketer was all about and the progression I made from playing as a schoolboy to where I am now. When I was at school I can remember that Sanath Jayasuriya came to visit and talked to us which I found very interesting. We also had a visit from Darren Veness and a couple of other players, so it certainly worked for me. It was a good experience and I really enjoyed it. It was fun and it gave me a bit of a buzz and its something that I’d quite like to do again.”

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