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Milne to miss Essex T20 Blast campaign due to injury

Adam Milne won't now be joining up with Essex. Credit: PA

New Zealand bowler Adam Milne won't be joining up with Essex for the remainder of their T20 Blast campaign after he picked up an elbow injury.

The 24-year-old was due to play for the Eagles in the tournament this summer but will now undergo surgery instead.

Milne was signed as a replacement for Wahab Riaz who will soon be featuring for Pakistan in their upcoming test series against England.

Essex, who are bottom in the southern group, are now hoping to bring in someone to cover for the loss of Milne.

It is disappointing for ourselves and Adam as we were excited by his arrival. Unfortunately he requires surgery on an elbow injury he picked up previously.

Although it is unfortunate he can’t join us we have a list of replacements that we are working hard to bring in. Hopefully we can treat the fans to an exciting arrival in the coming weeks.

– Chris Silverwood, Essex Head Coach

Cambridgeshire cyclist picked for Great Britain's Paralympic team

Video report by ITV News' David Wood.

Cambridgeshire cyclist Jody Cundy will return to the Paralympics for a sixth time after being named in the British team for Rio.

Jody Cundy poses for a portrait during the team announcement Credit: PA

The 37-year-old, from Walpole St Andrew, near Wisbech, is part of a 15-strong squad.

The team includes Dame Sarah Storey, Britain’s most decorated female Paralympian.

The former University of Hertfordshire student competed at the games in Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 as a swimmer, before turning his attentions to cycling for Beijing 2008 and London 2012.

It’s a huge honour to be selected for Paralympics GB once again.

“I’ve got unfinished business from London 2012 and I’ll be giving everything I’ve got over the next couple of months to make sure I’m in the best possible shape when I get to the start line.

– Jody Cundy


Peterborough United midfielder Oztumer joins Walsall

Erhun Oztumer has joined Walsall. Credit: PA

Peterborough United midfielder Erhun Oztumer has signed for League One rivals Walsall.

The 25-year-old will officially join the Saddlers on a two-year deal once his contract expires at Posh on July 1.

Oztumer made more than 50 appearances for Peterborough in his two years at the ABAX Stadium.

It’s brilliant to be here. It’s been smooth and we’ve been speaking for a few weeks.

I’ve come down here and I’ve been impressed with what I’ve seen and I’m delighted to put my signature on the paper.

The attraction is the way Walsall play. Playing against them for two years, I like the way they keep the ball and play the game. I think it suits me so this was my first choice.

Hopefully I can get a lot of assists. I’m a player who likes to feed the strikers and hopefully I can add some goals to the team as well.

– Erhun Oztumer, Walsall
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Lizzie Armistead finishes Women's Tour 1st stage as Christine Majerus strikes first

Women's World Road Cycling Champion Lizzie Armistead may not have finished on the winners podium... but came through the first stage of the Aviva Women's Tour 2016 unscathed.

The Olympic silver medalist crashed out of last year's event seconds after winning the opening stage at Aldeburgh in Suffolk.

There was no setback for Armistead this time despite finishing eighteenth in the opening stage from Southwold to Norwich, behind teammate Christine Majerus.

The Luxembourg cyclist, riding for Dutch outfit Boels Bolmans, claimed her second stage success following victory in Stage Three last year. Marianne Vos finished second.

Armistead claimed the Best British Rider jersey with the tour now heading to Warwickshire for Stage Two.

Watch ITV News Anglia's round-up of the opening stage of the 2016 Aviva Women's Tour

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