Middlesex have released Dion Nash, the New Zealand fast bowler, who is returning home to try to cure a long-standing back injury. Nash has yet to play this season and is flying back to New Zealand on medical advice for a long period of rest. The 24-year-old from Auckland first came to prominence on the 1994 New Zealand tour, when he was leading wicket-taker in the three-match Test series with 17, and he was signed by Middlesex for last season. He took 51 championship wickets in 1995 at an average of 27.21.
England A have no "Test" series on their 10-match tour of Australia this autumn. They begin with a four-day game against New South Wales' second team on 31 October and mostly play State sides before arriving home on 15 December.
ENGLAND A TOUR OF AUSTRALIA ITINERARY (31 October to 13 December): 31 Oct-3 Nov v New South Wales Second XI (Tamworth); 6 Nov v South Australia (Adelaide); 8-11 Nov v South Australia (Adelaide Oval); 15-18 Nov v Australian Cricket Academy (to be announced); 21-24 Nov v Victoria (Melbourne); 28 Nov v Australia Capital Territory (Canberra); 30 Nov-3 Dec v Australia Capital Territory (Canberra); 5 Dec v New South Wales (North Sydney); 7 Dec v New South Wales (North Sydney); 10-13 Dec v Queensland (Brisbane).Reuse content