County News - Nottinghamshire October 19, 2004

Player prosecuted for assault

Wisden Cricinfo Staff

Paul Riley, who represented Nottinghamshire Cricket Board in the 2003 C&G Trophy, is standing trial over an alleged assault of a group of cyclists, including Australian Paralympic gold medallist Kial Stewart in March last year.

Riley, 22, had been staying for a cricket camp at the headquarters of Australian Institute of Sport in Adelaide. The Crown alleges that he, and his friend Nathan Crack, 31, waited outside for the cyclists. The prosecution claims that Riley knocked out Stewart with a punch to the face.

Crack has pleaded guilty causing grievous bodily harm and will be sentenced at a later date.