Milne joins the Eagles for NatWest T20 Blast

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Essex CCC is delighted to announce the signing of New Zealand fast bowler Adam Milne for the second half of the Eagles’ NatWest T20 Blast Group Stage campaign. Milne will join the team at the end of June, and feature in seven T20 Blast clashes, subject to a final Visa approval.

Milne’s main attribute is his express pace, which has seen him pick up 58 wickets in all Twenty20 cricket at an average of 24.00. The 23 year old made his Twenty20 debut for his country in 2010, and has gone on to play 14 T20Is. A key figure in Limited Overs cricket for the Black Caps, Milne has a Twenty20 International bowling average of 20.83. His best Twenty20 figures, of 4/37, were achieved against Pakistan on January 15 this year. He also took an impressive 3/8 against the same opponents last week.

Head Coach Chris Silverwood is excited at the prospect of Milne joining the side.

Adam is a young bowler with plenty of international experience already. He is exactly what we were looking for from an overseas player, with his real pace offering something different to our attack.

“We believe Adam can help us push on at the end of the Group Stage as we look to secure our place in the latter stages of the competition.”

Milne is looking forward to his spell with the Eagles. “I’m extremely excited to have the opportunity to join Essex and help contribute to a successful Natwest T20 Blast. Essex is a club with such a fantastic history and I look forward to wearing the Eagles logo with pride and making an impact to help bring the T20 Blast silverware to Chelmsford”

Essex’s Overseas signings are in partnership with Seven Investment Management, the Eagles’ NatWest T20 Blast official sponsor.

NatWest T20 Blast tickets are now on sale for Essex CCC 2016 Members. ‘Over & Out! E-News subscribers will have a two week online priority booking period from Monday 8 February. The tickets will go on general sale from Monday 22 February.