Search

Vitality Blast: Essex look to end losing run

PUBLISHED: 15:30 09 August 2018

Peter Siddle of Essex celebrates taking the wicket of Glamorgan's Colin Ingram (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Peter Siddle of Essex celebrates taking the wicket of Glamorgan's Colin Ingram (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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

Essex Eagles will be looking to end their losing streak in the Vitality Blast when they entertain Gloucestershire on Friday at The Cloudfm County Ground (7pm).

The Eagles have named a 14-man squad and are able to welcome back batsman Dan Lawrence who has missed the last three matches through injury.

Tuesday’s defeat to Glamorgan means it’s now four matches since the Eagles last picked up a point.

It was the first time that the Eagles had been beaten in this format in Cardiff, having won win of the seven previous encounters with one match abandoned.

Once again, Varun Chopra topped the list of run-scorers in Wales when he recorded his fifth half-century of the competition.

Chopra scored 54 and remains the only Eagles batsman to register a half-century in T20 cricket this season.

The Eagles have four Vitality Blast matches left to play, starting with Gloucestershire before they meet fellow strugglers Hampshire and Middlesex next week at Southampton and Lord’s respectively.

They conclude their short-format season with a visit from Kent next Friday (August 17).

Gloucestershire have everything to play for as they are right in the mix for a place in the quarter-finals, but the Eagles will be hoping to add to their favourable home history in meetings between the teams in T20 cricket at Chelmsford.

The Eagles have won four of the six contests with the West Country outfit recording just the one success, whilst the fixture last year was abandoned without a ball being bowled.

Pride is very much at stake for the Eagles and they will be anxious to rediscover the winning thread, not only to move away from the bottom of the South Group table, but to discover some positive form ahead of their County Championship fixtures which resume in little more than a week’s time.

Essex: Ryan ten Doeschate; Ravi Bopara; Varun Chopra; Matt Coles; Sam Cook; Simon Harmer; Dan Lawrence; Michael Pepper; Matt Quinn; Peter Siddle; Paul Walter; Adam Wheater; Ashar Zaidi; Adam Zampa.

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

First-half goals from Snodgrass and Antonio settle matters for Hammers

Yesterday, 19:09

Tom Potter saw red on another disappointing day for Romford as a heavy defeat at the hands of Heybridge sent them closer to the foot of the table.

FA Trophy: Ebbsfleet United 0 Dagenham & Redbridge 1

Fri, 18:00

Everyone Active Raiders head coach Sean Easton wants his side to maintain their momentum as they welcome Swindon Wildcats to Romford’s Sapphire Ice & Leisure Centre on Sunday (5.30pm).

Fri, 17:00

Boro without a win in their last nine league matches, including a 2-0 loss at Witham Town last weekend

Fri, 16:00

Defender set to come against former club as Essex club make trip south of the Thames in FA Trophy

Fri, 15:00

The second-placed club in the London Two North East will aim to finish 2018 with another win on Saturday

Fri, 14:00

AFC Hornchurch manager Mark Stimson is desperate to get a win under his belt before the Christmas break to get him in the festive cheer.

PROMOTED CONTENT

From November, The Mercury in Romford begins to celebrate Christmas. The mall has plenty of gift ideas, fun events and activities for everyone

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.

Newsletter Sign Up

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

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Hot Jobs

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