Ex-Test batsman Maddinson axed by NSW

Adrian Warren

Nic Maddinson has been cut from the NSW cricket squad less than 18 months after playing three Tests for Australia against South Africa.

Maddinson, 26, averaged just 6.75 in those Tests and 23 in the Sheffield Shield last summer, when he made one 50 in 13 innings.

"Nic is a mercurial talent who has played Test cricket but he lacked consistency for the Blues at Sheffield Shield level, averaging under 33 across the past eight seasons." Cricket NSW general manager of cricket performance David Moore said.

"NSW is an 'up or out' system and we now need to give new players their opportunity. We wish Nic well in the future and hope he achieves his potential in the game."