Wednesday 31 October 2012 

Piolet and Milnes sign new deals at Edgbaston

 

Warwickshire all-rounder Steffan Piolet and fast bowler Tom Milnes have committed themselves to the 2012 LV County Champions by signing new deals with the Club for two and three years respectively.

Piolet (24) joined the Bears ahead of the 2009 season and made his First Class debut that summer against Durham UCCE. He has since gone on to play a key role for the Bears in limited overs competitions, making 41 t20 and 25 List A appearances.

Milnes (20) is a product of the Warwickshire Academy after joining the Club’s inaugural Under 10s team. He signed his first professional contract before the 2011 season and made his LV County Championship debut earlier this summer away at Durham. He was also part of the Bears team that clinched the Championship at Worcester in September.

Dougie Brown, Assistant Coach, said: “Both Steff and Tom are good athletes, great team men and as young players have excellent potential to play a key role in the team for many years to come.

“Steffan has put in some excellent performances in limited overs competitions and was one of our best bowlers in last season’s Friends Life t20 with an economy rate of just a shade above a run-a-ball. Whilst being an excellent death bowler and hard hitting batsmen, there is a great opportunity for him to develop his game further over the coming months and try to force his way in to the LV County Championship side.

“Having been with the Club since the age of 10, Tom is Warwickshire through and through and everyone was really pleased for him to make his LV County Championship debut earlier this season. He’s worked incredibly hard to become a key member of our seam attack and is certainly an exciting prospect to follow in the years ahead.”

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