Exciting Albury Cricket Club teenager Louis Botes is back in England after his flight was fast-tracked to beat delays caused by coronavirus.
Botes completed his commitments when Albury was pipped by North Albury by one run in the preliminary final on March 14.
The English under-16 international was set to fly home only last Wednesday, April 1, but left around a fortnight ago.
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"The government said get out now because there will be no other flights," Albury coach Luke Styles said about his opening bowler.
Due to the UK's strict coronavirus lockdown, Botes was forced to self-isolate.
"I messaged him the other day to see how he's going with it and he's struggling because he's such a sporty person, he hadn't been able to see any of his family, within reason," Styles said.
The government said get out now because there will be no other flights.Albury coach Luke Styles on his team-mate Louis Botes
Botes finished fourth in the association's wicket-takers with 37 at 17.
Meanwhile, Albury's other import Innocent Kaia's winter cricket plans have been thrown into turmoil due to the coronavirus outbreak.
"He had to go via Zimbabwe for visa reasons and was only having a week at home before flying to England."