Mills rejects ‘attractive’ offer from Essex

"I am excited for the next chapter in my career and wish the club all the best moving forward"

“I am excited for the next chapter in my career and wish the club all the best moving forward”

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Left-arm pace bowler Tymal Mills has rejected an “attractive” offer to stay with Essex for next year’s County season.

Despite succumbing to numerous injuries, Mills has been labelled as a future prospect for England, especially after he roughed up the national team batsmen prior to the recent Ashes series in Australia.

Mills only represented Essex in seven County Championship matches this season due to a back injury.

“It is with a heavy heart that I have decided to leave Essex,” Mills said. “I want to thank the club for giving me my introduction into professional cricket and in particular to John Childs, for my time spent on the Academy, and then Chris Silverwood, who has helped me no end since turning Professional.

“I am excited for the next chapter in my career and wish the club all the best moving forward.”

Speaking about Mills’ decision to leave Essex, head coach Paul Grayson told the club’s website: “We are of course disappointed that Tymal has decided to leave the club, especially as he is one of our own from the Essex Academy.

“There was an attractive new contract offer on the table for him but he has decided to reject and continue his career with a new club.”

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