Out for three weeks June 17, 2004

Streak injury blow for Warwickshire

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Streak - Warwickshire's matchwinner against Northants © Getty Images

Heath Streak, who took 13 wickets against Northamptonshire last week in the County Championship, will be out of action for three weeks with a pulled stomach muscle. Dewald Pretorius, who was Warwickshire's overseas player before Streak's arrival, has been recalled, as has Alan Richardson.

"It's a real shame because Heath played so well last week in his first game for us," said John Inverarity, Warwickshire's coach. "We're very pleased to be at the top of the table. I'm not sure whether the fact that most of the pressure has been on the likes of Lancashire and Surrey has helped us. We've just played some good cricket and our players have performed so far this season."

Warwickshire, currently at the top of Division One in the County Championship, face Lancashire this weekend, at Stratford-upon-Avon.