Search

Essex set for Second XI Championship opener

PUBLISHED: 14:00 07 May 2017

Paul Walter in batting action for Essex (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Paul Walter in batting action for Essex (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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

Walter impresses in limited-overs campaign

Essex begin their Second XI Championship campaign with a three-day match against Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl on Monday.

And they go into the longer format on the back of three successive wins in the Second XI Trophy, under the captaincy of Wanstead’s Joe Ellis-Grewal.

Having lost their opening match against Sussex at Billericay on the Duckworth/Lewis method, they beat Middlesex at Radlett in another rain-affected contest.

Wickets were shared between Paul Walter (2-47), Matt Quinn (2-35), Matt Dixon (3-51) and Callum Taylor (2-35) as the home side reached 229-9, with Essex set a revised target of 237 in reply.

Varun Chopra hit an unbeaten 109 and put on 108 with Taylor (50), before James Foster smacked 67 not out from just 39 balls to help clinch an eight-wicket win.

Essex then travelled to Taunton Vale to take on Somerset on Bank Holiday Monday, with Walter (2-47), Aaron Beard (2-54) and Dixon (2-39) all nabbing braces as the home side reached 253-9.

Ellis-Grewal also picked up a wicket, before Walter’s stunning unbeaten 145 steered Essex to a four-wicket triumph.

The tall left-hander hit four sixes and 18 fours in a 113-ball innings, after Kishen Velani (41) dominated a 54-run stand for the second wicket.

Essex returned to Billericay to host Surrey on Wednesday, with Beard (4-58) the pick of the attack as the visitors piled up 287-9.

Dixon (3-57) and Jamie Porter (2-42) also had success with the ball, before Essex were set a revised target of 130 after rain.

Dan Lawrence hit four fours in a quickfire 23, while Walter also found the boundary three times in the search for quick runs.

Velani played the matchwinning innings of 56 off just 31 balls, including a six and seven fours, as Essex reached their target in just over an hour.

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

Yesterday, 20:00

Upminster maintained their improving form with another derby win over Gidea Park & Romford in Shepherd Neame Essex League Division One.

Yesterday, 18:56

Hornchurch took over at the top of the Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Division table with an emphatic win at Hadleigh.

Yesterday, 18:46

Hornchurch had mixed results in their three-team tournament against Cheshunt and Enfield Town at Theobalds Lane on Saturday.

Yesterday, 17:54

Billericay produced a shock win over Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Division leaders Wanstead at Blunts Wall Road.

Yesterday, 17:24

A late strike from Lily Owsley saw England come from behind to grab a point in their Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup opener with India.

Pre-season friendly: Bishop’s Stortford 1 (Osadebe 8) Dagenham & Redbridge 3 (Robinson 15, Donovan 70, Swain 73)

County woe for Mitchinson and Smith

Yesterday, 11:30

Romford’s Tom Toolis reached the final of the Modern Pentathlon European Championships in Hungary alongside all of his Great Britain team-mates after a strong qualifying performance.

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