Joey Evison, the teenage seam bowling all-rounder who starred for Nottinghamshire in the opening fixture of the 2020 season, has been ruled out of Nottinghamshire's Bob Willis Trophy fixture against Yorkshire with a foot injury.
The 18-year-old posted 69 runs and took 4-74 in the match against Derbyshire, prior to leaving the field on the final day having pulled up mid run-up.
Peter Moores praised Evison’s contribution in the local derby contest and offered words of encouragement for the future.
“Joey’s a really good character. He doesn’t give much away and he’s steely in how he goes about it,” said the Nottinghamshire Head Coach.
“He’s definitely got a bright future - and what I really like is that he plays the situation and he’s a fierce competitor.
“It’s a great shame that he’s picked up an injury at this point because he was looking set for a decent run in the side, and that would have done him the world of good.
"Joey's a really good character, he's a fierce competitor and he's definitely got a bright future."
“But bouncing back from an injury and working your way back into the professional game is a new challenge for him to tackle now, and something he’ll grow from I’m sure.”
The injury setback to Evison comes a day after Luke Fletcher was also ruled out for at least the next two Bob Willis Trophy matches.
Moores has called upon the bowlers that remain in contention to step up and fill the void created by the duo's absence.
“The plus point of a situation like this is it gives other people, and in this case other bowlers, an opportunity to play and to show what they can do,” he said.
“What we also saw against Derbyshire was Jake Ball stepping up and leading the attack. He shouldered that responsibility really impressively in every way, both on and off the field, and I’m looking forward to seeing that dynamic continue.”
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