Tremlett back from injury

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Chris Tremlett

England and Surrey paceman Chris Tremlett has resumed bowling after three and a half months on the sidelines due to a back injury

Chris Tremlett has demonstrated his recovery from the back injury that ended his season during early August by bowling in the nets at the Kia Oval.

The 30-year-old paceman last featured in the first Test against India, before being sidelined for the remainder of the summer. However, he gave England and Surrey a boost by turning his arm over on Tuesday.

Tremlett is one of four centrally contracted bowlers stepping up preparations for the Test series against Pakistan by joining the England Performance Programme camp in Potchefstroom during the first three weeks of December.

He plans “to be bowling flat out” in South Africa.

“It was frustrating to miss out on the last few Test matches but now I’m just looking ahead, trying to be positive, to next year,” he told Surrey TV.

“I’ve had two or three months rest or recuperation. It’s been a bit tedious, the training I’ve had to do. I’ve had to rehab my back so I’ve gone in stages and built up my training each couple of weeks really.

“I’m at that stage now where I’ve been running for the last month and my strength work’s gone up and I’m now starting to bowl.”

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