New Milton all-rounder Nick Elliott was named the Southern Electric Premier League’s Young Cricketer of the Year for 2104. He topped the Division 1 bowling charts - his 32-wicket off-spin haul including a stunning 8-24 return against Bournemouth, the fifth best individual figures ever recorded in Premier League cricket. He bowled his 127 overs (40 maidens) at an economy rate of 2.29 runs per over. An increasingly powerful left-hand batsman, Elliott also made 225 runs and scored the winning hit when New Milton beat Totton & Eling to win the inaugural Southern Electric twenty20 Plate knockout competition. He is the second New Milton player to win the Young Cricketer award – Neil Taylor having won it in 19875, before he joined neighbours Bashley (Rydal).