Mills makes the move to Sussex after turning down Essex offer

MOVING ON: Tymal Mills had an injury-affected 2014, which saw him make just 12 appearances for Essex last season
MOVING ON: Tymal Mills had an injury-affected 2014, which saw him make just 12 appearances for Essex last season

Mildenhall fast bowler Tymal 
Mills is hoping his injury 
problems are behind him after completing a move to Sussex last week.

The 22-year-old penned a two-year contract at Hove after turning down an offer to stay at Essex.

And Mills — whose fastest deliveries can top 90mph — was delighted to make the switch.

“I’m really pleased to be on board,” the left-arm fast bowler told Sussex’s official website. “As soon as Sussex came in for me, I knew it was a county that I wanted to join.”

Mills joined Essex from Suffolk in 2011 and racked up 76 wickets in 59 first-team appearances.

n Close to 100 people attended Mildenhall Cricket Club’s awards evening at the town’s Riverside House Hotel at the end of last month.

The first team Saturday and Sunday Player of the Year awards were both won by the club’s 2014 player-coach Kobus Scholtz.

During the season, Scholtz broke the club’s aggregate runs record by scoring over 1,800 runs.

The Saturday second team prize went to Martin Kingdon, who took 44 wickets in the Division Three of the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties League, while the third team award was won for a fifth time in six years by James Taylor.

Matt Heywood took the fourth team title with Jack Horn receiving the Sunday second team honour.

Fielder of the year went to wicketkeeper Eddie Finnis while teenager Jon Allen was named the most improved player of the year.

Pippa Palmer was voted ladies Player of the Year and Megan Arnold took the most improved ladies’ player award.

The President’s Award was won by Craig Warren for his voluntary work within the club.

n Josh Arksey was crowned Burwell Cricket Club’s first team Player of the Year at the club’s presentation evening at the end of last month.

The left-arm spinner enjoyed a fantastic debut season in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League picking up 33 wickets.

Picking up the second team award was Josh Vowden, while the third team prize was captured by 13 year old Nic Huckle.

Colin Vowden picked up the Clubman of the Year 
award and a special award 
was given to Paul Summer-skill who is leaving the club after giving 14 years service.