Search

Essex Eagles could introduce a new face for their clash against Hampshire

PUBLISHED: 14:30 22 May 2018

Ilford's Shane Snater at Valentines Park (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Ilford's Shane Snater at Valentines Park (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

©TGS Photo tgsphoto.co.uk +44 1376 553468

Essex Eagles could be set to introduce a new face into their line-up when they face Hampshire at The Ageas Bowl in the Royal London One-Day Cup tomorrow (Wednesday).

Anthony McGrath will select from a 13-man squad that includes Zimbabwe-born bowler Shane Snater, who now plays international cricket for the Netherlands.

At 22 years of age, the right-armer has claimed 12 wickets in three first-class matches, including two five-wicket hauls, plus 7 wickets in 10 List A games, with best figures of 3 for 30 against Zimbabwe.

All-rounder Callum Taylor is also named in the party as Jamie Porter is given a rest, whilst young paceman Aaron Beard is due to get overs under his belt for the Second XI.

Ryan ten Doeschate is looking for an improved performance on Wednesday, particularly from the batting unit, as the Eagles look to get back to winning ways down on the South Coast.

The Eagles skipper saw his side beaten by Gloucestershire on Sunday when, four wickets fell in the space of 33 balls after a promising opening partnership had laid the foundations for a score in excess of 300.

In the end, the visitors were left to settle for a total of 287 for 7, but were beaten as Gloucestershire reached their target with 11 balls and four wickets to spare.

“We didn’t bat well, we lost four quick wickets after the first powerplay when some of our batters lost their wickets cheaply,” ten Doeschate admitted.

“We weren’t at our best and didn’t deserve to win.

“People are allowed to make mistakes as they are human, but it is about how we learn from them going forward.

“Overall, we were a bit off the pace and we certainly need to be better as a batting unit if we are to do well against Hampshire.”

Head Coach Anthony McGrath endorsed ten Doeschate’s views.

“We were probably 30 runs short of what we would have liked to have scored after our openers put on 70 odd runs,” he said.

“Now we need to focus on getting everything right for the Hampshire game.

“We knew starting this competition with three away games would be tough and with only eight matches in the qualifying group, you don’t want to be playing catch-up.

“You can’t afford a slow start and it’s really important to get the points on the board as soon as you can.

“The 50 over competition is a format that we’ve done well in over the past couple of years and we want to continue that.

“We played some fantastic cricket last year and the standards we can achieve are evident so we need to rediscover that touch quickly.”

Injuries have restricted the choice of selection thus far but the positive news is that a number of players are close to returning.

“Paul Walter, Matt Quinn and Matt Coles are all close to being available for selection and that will give us the opportunity to refresh our bowling unit,” the Eagles Head coach stated.

“Meanwhile, we have to pick ourselves up after Sunday’s game and look to record our second win in the competition which would set us up nicely because we then have three home matches in succession.”

Eagles squad:

Ryan ten Doeschate (27) Captain

Ravi Bopara (25)

Varun Chopra (6)

Sam Cook (16)

James Foster (7)

Simon Harmer (11)

Dan Lawrence (28)

Shane Snater (29)

Callum Taylor (67)

Neil Wagner (13)

Tom Westley (21)

Adam Wheater (31)

Ashar Zaidi (99)

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Romford Sports News

The Harrow Lodge Park club remain top of the table and the captain praised Ronnie Saunders’ efforts this year

17:00

Everyone Active Raiders have revealed two more players for the Legends team to take on the current squad on August 26.

17:00

Brentwood captain Aaron West pleased his side held their nerve to win by three wickets at Ilford to move back up to third in the Essex League Premier Division.

15:43

Dagenham & Redbridge have announced the signing of forward Noel Leighton after his release from Championship side Millwall.

11:00

Dagenham & Redbridge boss Peter Taylor is disappointed as his side fell to a third defeat in their opening four National League fixtures with a 2-1 defeat to Aldershot Town.

09:00

Hornchurch remain unbeaten in the opening week of the Bostik Premier Division after being held to a 1-1 draw against Wingate & Finchley.

Yesterday, 21:45

National League: Aldershot Town 2 Dagenham & Redbridge 1

Yesterday, 17:00

The Spring Farm Park club were dismissed for 78 chasing 211 to win to suffer a second consecutive loss

PROMOTED CONTENT

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining,” so the saying goes. So if some warm weather is making your conservatory uninhabitable, think about replacing its roof with a flat one and adding a roof lantern instead.

The next step in renewable energy could be right beneath your feet as you walk through a Romford shopping centre.

There are many reasons people decide to join a gym. Some want to pack on muscle for strength, train for endurance, or lose weight. But did you know it also does wonders for your mental health? Two members at Romford’s Better Gym in the Market Place talk about their personal fitness journey and the importance of replacing bad habits with good ones.

Newsletter Sign Up

Romford Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

News from your area

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now