Colin Milburn, the England and Northampton cricketer, had his first practice session in Northampton on Tuesday (June 2) since the car accident a year ago in which he lost his left eye.
MV Colin Milburn practicing at nets (3 shots)
MV Milburn at nets
CU Milburn (SOF)
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 4: MILBURN: "It's still a little bit hazy actually. This scar tissue is a blooming nuisance. If that would go, then it would be perfect, there'd be no trouble at all playing the game again because I was picking the line up reasonably well but it's just the fact that it's still a little bit hazy and there's just the odd ball that I was losing, which I wasn't picking up too well.
INTERVIEWER: What about the chances of a return to first class cricket? Is there a possibility now or not?
MILBURN: Well I don't know. It's very hard to tell at the moment. The way it is obviously at the moment it's no good but I think that there's some hope anyway. For one thing, I haven't written it off altogether which I did think I would be doing after the net this morning."
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Background: Colin Milburn, the England and Northampton cricketer, had his first practice session in Northampton on Tuesday (June 2) since the car accident a year ago in which he lost his left eye.
Milburn started in the net wearing specially made tinted glasses, but they soon got steamed up and he took them off. He faced four bowlers in the half-hour session, none of whom bowled fast.
Many people have asked Milburn when he would return to cricket, and he thought he might have an answer for them after his session in the nets.
After the practice, Milburn spoke to a reporter about the possibility of his returning to sport.