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Essex get ready for Glamorgan

PUBLISHED: 08:00 16 July 2017

Simon Harmer celebrates taking a wicket for Essex in the Natwest T20 Blast (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Simon Harmer celebrates taking a wicket for Essex in the Natwest T20 Blast (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Eagles chase another Natwest T20 Blast win

Essex Eagles will look to make it back-to-back wins in the Natwest T20 Blast when they welcome Glamorgan to Chelmsford on Sunday.

They recorded their first points of the competition when beating Somerset by 22 runs on Thursday, having lost to Surrey and Kent in their first two fixtures.

And the Eagles have an early opportunity to extend their winning run when Glamorgan visit the Cloudfm County Ground, for a 2.30pm start.

Head coach Chris Silverwood has named the same 14-man squad that turned up trumps on Thursday and admitted he was delighted to get the T20 Blast campaign up and running with the win.

“To register our first win in the competition is satisfying and bounce back after two defeats shows what character we have in our dressing room,” he said.

“It’s never nice to lose, we lost what was a fantastic game against Surrey before we were comprehensively beaten by Kent Spitfires. Since that second defeat, we worked and practiced really hard and got the result we wanted.

“You have to face up to the fact that you are going to lose games of Twenty20 cricket, it’s as simple as that and I accept it but to me, it’s more about the character the lads show.

“If they keep driving forward and practicing as hard as they did in the two days leading up to that Somerset match, then hopefully we’ll win more games than we lose.

“It was a marked improvement on our first couple of matches. I thought that we bowled beautifully against Somerset to defend that total of 170-6, there were good contributions from every member of our attack.

“Let’s not forget our batters, obviously Tendo (Ryan ten Doeschate) was outstanding and the guys played well around him. What I did like was the intent we showed right the way through.

“We were good in the field as well, we took some very good catches so overall, I’m pleased but now we have to keep driving all that forward.”

Essex Eagles squad: Ryan ten Doeschate (27); James Foster (7); Mohammad Amir (5); Ravi Bopara (25); Varun Chopra (6); Matt Dixon (30); Simon Harmer (11); Dan Lawrence (28); Jamie Porter (44); Callum Taylor (67); Paul Walter (22); Tom Westley (21); Adam Wheater (31); Ashar Zaidi (99).

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