Bishop cuts a frustrated figure

SUFFOLK Skipper Justin Bishop cut a frustrated figure at Bury St Edmunds yesterday.

SUFFOLK skipper Justin Bishop cut a frustrated figure at Bury St Edmunds yesterday.

Bishop, who is currently sidelined by a knee injury, is sitting out his first three-day match since making his Suffolk debut in 2005.

The 28-year-old former Essex all-rounder played in just two of Suffolk’s five Minor Counties KO Cup fixtures this season and was restricted to playing as a batsman only in Suffolk’s opening drawn three-day Championship match against Lincolnshire at Sleaford.

Bishop is waiting to see a specialist to find out whether he has ligament or cartilage damage and the full extent of the injury, but fears he may have to undergo an operation.

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He said: “It is very frustrating because I felt really fit at the start of the season, after spending a lot of time in the gym with Freddie Klokker during the winter.

“It is not a nice feeling watching as I want to be out there making a difference, especially with the game taking place here. This is the game I look forward to most of all as it is on my home ground.”

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Bishop, who has had hamstring injuries and last season suffered a back spasm, added: “I have missed games in the past, but only one-day matches. This is the first three-day game I have missed since making my Suffolk debut in 2005.

“I am quite surprised I have never had anything seriously wrong with me knees in the past, to be honest, after 15 years of playing cricket.”

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