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July 30, 2012
Ben Cutting, the Queensland fast bowler, has become the third paceman to withdraw from Australia A's tour of England due to injury, flying home following the conclusion of the tourists' opening match against Derbyshire.
Cutting, 25, had not been selected in the XI for the match, and was diagnosed with a back problem that necessitated his return home.
In departing early from the tour, Cutting joined Pat Cummins and James Pattinson as fast bowlers unable to gain valuable experience in English climes on the tour due to injury.
Cummins did not make the start of the tour, picking up a side strain during the preceding ODI tour by the senior team and heading home to Sydney.
Pattinson played in the final two matches of that series before complaining of an abdominal strain and being sent home as Australia A prepared for their tour with a training camp in Southampton.
Alister McDermott and Nathan Coulter-Nile were called into the squad in place of Cummins and Pattinson, and Cutting's injury has enhanced their chances of taking part in the next match of the tour, against Durham from Wednesday.
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