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Cricket: Siddle looking to seal Essex victory

PUBLISHED: 09:15 01 September 2018

Peter Siddle celebrates taking the wicket of Joe Weatherley (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Peter Siddle celebrates taking the wicket of Joe Weatherley (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Essex seamer Peter Siddle is hoping to help the defending county champions to victory against Hampshire on Saturday.

Australia Siddle took two late wickets at Chelmsford after the visitors were forced to follow on and closed on 17-2, having been dismissed for 172 in reply to Essex’s first innings 435.

And the 33-year-old is looking to keep the pressure on when play resumes, saying: “I think we’ve given ourselves every chance now. We probably would have liked to bowl a few more overs in the second innings, but credit to those guys, they dug in.

“The ball got very soft and the wicket flattened out in the afternoon, and we had to wait for those last couple of wickets. But to get a couple late on was great. We’ve got to turn up and take eight wickets. We’ve got plenty of runs on the board, so we’re in a great position.

“It’s always nice to get a crack with the new-ball and get a few wickets. It’s a big day. The boys did pretty well – we could have done a bit better and restricted them to a low total. Hopefully we can have a good start in the first hour I think that is going to be key, especially if there is a bit of moisture in the wicket. If we start well in the morning and the rest will take care of itself.”

Siddle had carried Essex to their fifth batting point on Friday morning, after Dan Lawrence (124), Varun Chopra (61), Ryan ten Doeschate (55) and Adam Wheater (52) had laid the plaform.

He added: “I went out there with plenty of time to get those runs and it suddenly got a bit tight. They bowled some good balls and fielded some good balls, so I knew I had to get one over the top and luckily I did and got the point.

“It’s going to be invaluable. It’s only one point but at the end of the season it could mean a great deal.”

This is Siddle’s penultimate game before he returns to Australia, but he admits he has enjoyed every moment in an Essex shirt and hopes he can return in future.

He said: “I’ve loved my time here, I’ve had a ball. There was a chance I might have been able to play one more [at Nottinghamshire] but we’ve got injuries to some key players back home and it means I need to get back and start our one-day tournament.

“The first game starts on the 16th. It’ll be a quick turn-around getting back home, but hopefully it won’t be the last time I’m playing here.”

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