THE BIG COMEBACK
Carberry hits ton on return after cancer treatment
Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Sun, 02 Apr, 2017, 10:23 PM
Michael Carberry received a standing ovation from the Ageas Bowl crowd © Getty
Hampshire opener Michael Carberry marked his return to cricket with a century against Cardiff MCCU at the Ageas Bowl on Sunday (April 2). The left-handed batsman, who has played six Tests for England, was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour last July and missed the second half of last season.
Carberry, who returned to cricket after a successful treatment, was given a standing ovation by the crowd after he was dismissed by David O’Sullivan, but not before scoring a 121-ball 100. His innings helped Hampshire post 289 in the first innings, before reducing the opposition to 21 for 2 at Stumps on the opening day.
In an official statement last week, the left-hander had said, “I would like to thank my family, the club, the supporters and my team-mates worldwide for all the kind messages of support and love through another very tough time in my career and life.
“There is still a long way to go to being ‘recovered’ fully, but the outpouring of support from the cricket family has helped massively in getting me back playing and I’m looking forward to another great summer with Hampshire.
“In regards to the media, I would like to thank them for respecting my privacy in dealing with my illness and I would like to ask for this to continue on my return.”