November 20, 2003

Tragic death of young Canadian cricketer



FOR RELEASE: November 19, 2003


The sudden death occurred in Winnipeg, Manitoba on November 17 of Canadian international cricketer Damian Mills at the early age of 24.

Damian was a rising star on the Canadian scene having represented the country at both the junior and senior levels.

He was a right-hand batsman and Captain of the Winnipeg Juniors Cricket Club and first played for the province of Manitoba at the junior level in 1992 and at the senior level in 1995.

Damian first represented Canada at the International Youth Tournament U-19 in Bermuda in 1997 and in the following year, 1998, he appeared for Canada in the West Indies Nortel Junior Tournament in Trinidad and Tobago.

In 1999 Damian was selected in the senior Canadian national team which took part in the West Indies Red Stripe Bowl in Antigua. He was also a member of the Canadian team which appeared in the West Indies Red Stripe Bowl in Jamaica during the 2000 season.

On the home scene he was the leading run-getter in Manitoba in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002 and 2003. In fact, in 2003 he scored over 1100 runs.

His tragic death at such a young age is a devastating blow to Canadian cricket and the President and Board of Governors of the Canadian Cricket Association extend their most sincere condolences to the Mills family.