29 Jan 2016

Milne to be an Essex boy

7:00 am on 29 January 2016

Pace bowler Adam Milne is the latest New Zealand cricketer to confirm a stint with an English County side this year.

Adam Milne celebrates the wicket of Gunathilaka, January, 2016.

Adam Milne celebrates the wicket of Gunathilaka, January, 2016. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Milne has signed a deal with Essex to play in their T20 competition.

Subject to his visa being approved, Milne will be at Essex for seven matches in the second half of the T20 campaign. He will join fellow countrymen Jesse Ryder and Matt Quinn, the latter who has a British passport, to make it a trio of New Zealanders at the club.

Chris Silverwood, the Essex head coach, said. "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."

Milne said: "I'm extremely excited to have the opportunity to join Essex and help contribute to a successful 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"

New Zealand internationals in county cricket

Matt Henry and Mitchell Santner (Worcestershire)

Brendon McCullum and Mitchell McClenaghan (Middlesex)

Hamish Rutherford (Derbyshire)

Jesse Ryder, Adam Milne (Essex)

Ross Taylor (Sussex)

Neil Wagner (Lancashire)

Kane Williamson (Yorkshire)

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