David Millns

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David Millns
Personal information
Full name
David James Millns
Born (1965-02-27) 27 February 1965 (age 57)
Clipstone, Nottinghamshire
BowlingRight-arm fast
Domestic team information
Umpiring information
ODIs umpired6 (2020–2022)
T20Is umpired10 (2020–2022)
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 171 98
Runs scored 3,082 390
Batting average 22.01 15.00
100s/50s 3/8 0/0
Top score 121 39*
Balls bowled 26,571 4,276
Wickets 553 89
Bowling average 27.35 38.10
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 9/37 4/26
Catches/stumpings 76/–– 19/–
Source: Cricinfo, 28 July 2022

David James Millns (born 27 February 1965) is a first class cricket umpire and former English professional cricketer who played for Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, Leicestershire County Cricket Club, Tasmania and Boland. Millns was a fast bowler, and a lower order batsman who was part of two championship winning sides with Leicestershire, in 1996 and 1998.[1]

Playing career[edit]

His career spanned from 1988 until 2001. He is one of only a few cricketers in modern times to score a century and take ten wickets in the same county championship match (v Essex 1996).[2]

Having been told he would be playing for England against Pakistan at the Oval in 1992 he broke a bone in his foot and was not officially selected. Millns toured Australia with the England 'A' side that winter, although he had more success with the ball in one-day matches than in the first-class matches.[3] He was Leicestershire's leading wicket taker (and the sixth nationally) in 1994, taking 76 wickets at 25.01,[4] with many cricket writers believing he should have gone to Australia for the 1994/95 Ashes tour. His best all round season came in 1996, when he took 73 wickets and scored 424 runs,[5] and again many cricket writers picked him on the winter tour to the West Indies.[citation needed]

Umpiring career[edit]

In 2007, he was selected in the reserve list as a first class umpire (cricket)|umpire for the season of 2008 by ECB.[6] In 2008, he was promoted to the first class umpire's list.[7] He stood as an umpire in the 2014–16 ICC Women's Championship.[8] He was selected as one of the two foreign umpires in the 2019–20 Bangladesh Premier League.[9]

In January 2022, he was named as one of the on-field umpires for the 2022 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in the West Indies.[10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Millns calls it a day". ESPNcricinfo. 2 July 2001. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Leicestershire v Essex at Leicester, 4-8 July 1996". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 12 May 2022.
  3. ^ "England 'A' tour of Australia: Squad". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 2 July 2022.
  4. ^ "First Class Season 1994 - Statistical Bowling Highlights". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 12 May 2022.
  5. ^ "David Millns profile and biography". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 12 May 2022.
  6. ^ "Umpire Steve Garratt appointed by ECB". ESPNcricinfo. 8 November 2007. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  7. ^ "Bodenham promoted to first-class list". ESPNcricinfo. 10 November 2008. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  8. ^ "India Women tour of England, Only Test: England Women v India Women at Wormsley, Aug 13-16, 2014". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 February 2016.
  9. ^ "10th Match (N), Bangladesh Premier League at Chattogram, Dec 17 2019". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  10. ^ "Match officials named for ICC U19 Men's Cricket World Cup". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 11 January 2022.

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