Colin Ingram Returns Home
Colin Ingram will miss the Adelaide Strikers’ last BBL game on Saturday after being cleared to return early to South Africa for family reasons.
SACA General Manager High Performance Tim Nielsen said:
“His wife Megan is seven months pregnant and their daughter Mia is about to start school, so once we had no chance of making the finals it was agreed he could leave early and return home with his family.
“It’s been a tough campaign for the team but Colin has been a great leader around the group and also made a strong contribution with the bat.”
Ingram, who made 333 runs in 13 innings this season with three 50s at a strike rate of 138.75, said he appreciated the early release.
“To see my daughter go to her first day of school will be great and also just to be able to also shepherd my family home before heading off to another tournament, I’m grateful,” he said.
“Obviously it’s disappointing to be knocked out at this stage of the season, especially after last year with how smoothly things ran and how much fun we had in winning the trophy.
“I’ve enjoyed the company of the guys again, it’s a great group to play cricket with. I also enjoyed the leadership role and was well supported by a number of different people and our three coaches were outstanding. It was a tough season but there was no complaining and there was no finger pointing, that’s a really good sign in terms of things to come.
“I’m really looking forward to next season and hopefully we can turn things around and learn from the things that went wrong this season and stack them up with a few things that did go right and be right up there next year competing for the trophy.”
Ingram, 33, has scored 610 runs in 25 BBL games for the Strikers.
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