Search

Cricket: Tough first day back says Essex’s Siddle

PUBLISHED: 08:08 20 August 2018 | UPDATED: 08:08 20 August 2018

Peter Siddle of Essex celebrates taking the wicket of Eddie Byrom (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Peter Siddle of Essex celebrates taking the wicket of Eddie Byrom (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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

Essex pace bowler Peter Siddle admitted it had been a hard return to County Championship action after Somerset had the better of play at Taunton on Sunday.

Marcus Trescothick fell five runs short of a century for the hosts, who closed on 308-7, as Australian Siddle took 3-71 for the defending champions.

Siddle said: “It was a pretty tough first day back in red-ball cricket, but I thought we came out of it well. The pitch wasn’t offering much and we had to stay patient.

“I don’t think it is the sort of wicket that will break up. But we were disappointed to lose the toss as we wanted to bat first.

“That’s the way it goes and we had a long day in the field. But we never let Somerset get away and if can have a good start tomorrow (Monday) morning we will be right in the game.

“I can play in two more Championship games after this and possibly three. My season starts back home on September 16 and in the meantime I will be giving my all for Essex.”

Trescothick added: “It’s always frustrating to get out so close to a century and I would have loved to make those few more runs. But it wasn’t easy at times against some decent bowling on a pitch without much pace in it and offering a bit of turn.

“Simon Harmer is one of the best spinners in the Championship and he was getting turn, not much, but enough to make facing him a real test. I felt we played him well and can be reasonably happy with our total after winning the toss.

“Hopefully, the pitch will offer more in terms of spin as the game progresses, which will suit Jack Leach and Dom Bess. First we have to add as many runs as possible.

“Lewis Gregory still looked in T20 mode with some of the shots he was playing at the end of the day. We know how important he can be to us so let’s hope he can take his innings on and make it a really significant one.”

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, 20:04

Ravi Bopara scored his second Specsavers County Championship century of the season as Essex edged Worcestershire closer to relegation on Wednesday.

Yesterday, 12:00

Harold Wood Running Club members took over all the marshal roles at Raphael’s park, as the club’s current Introduction to Running group graduated after their nine week course.

Jack Sullivan is excited about West Ham’s new campaign

Yesterday, 10:00

Daggers visit Eastleigh in league on Saturday unbeaten in four and with new owners

Yesterday, 08:36

Brad Warner’s first-half goal was enough to send Hornchurch through to the second round of the Velocity Trophy on Tuesday night.

Yesterday, 08:22

Essex captain Ryan ten Doeschate praised his side after a dominant first day against Worcestershire in the County Championship.

Tue, 19:34

Jamie Porter celebrated his career-best bowling figures as Essex sent Worcestershire crashing back down to earth after their Vitality Blast triumph.

Tue, 17:00

Jordan Wigham praised the display of 17-year-old Tyler Ford off the bench

PROMOTED CONTENT

Vauxhall has completed its sport utility vehicle range with the third, and largest, Grandland X. We put the SUV, now available at Tony LeVoi in Romford, to the test.

“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.

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

Education Promo

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