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Derbyshire sign all-rounder Milnes

Monday 21st September 2015
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Written by Danny Painter

Following the signings of international batsmen Hamish Rutherford and Neil Broom, Derbyshire County Cricket Club has completed the signing of all-rounder Tom Milnes from Warwickshire.

Milnes, who has featured in 15 first-class fixtures claiming 26 wickets including career-best figures of 7-39, has signed a two-year deal and will bolster the county’s options for the 2016 season.

The 22-year-old has been on loan at Derbyshire since July and made his first-class debut for the Club in the LV= County Championship fixture versus Surrey at the Kia Oval at the start of September.

He also featured in five fixtures for the Second XI, claiming 22 wickets at an average of 14, and he was part of the side that won the Second XI One-Day Trophy at Chester-le-Street last month.

Elite Performance Director, Graeme Welch said: “Tom has impressed me both on and off the field during his spell with us. He is a talented young lad who wants to improve and develop his game.

“The squad already looks strong going in to 2016 with increased batting options in Hamish, Neil and now Milnes who will provide an extra option with both bat and ball.”

Milnes added: “I’m delighted to sign with Derbyshire for the next two years. I’ve enjoyed my loan spell with the Club and feel that this is the right place for me to develop my game and produce runs and wickets at the highest level.”

Leicestershire arrive at The 3aaa County Ground on Tuesday 22 September for the start of the final LV= County Championship fixture of 2015. Supporters can save £4 by purchasing tickets in advance.

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