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Essex’s Porter pleased with returns

PUBLISHED: 07:59 31 May 2018 | UPDATED: 07:59 31 May 2018

Jamie Porter of Essex celebrates taking the wicket of Colin Ingram (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Jamie Porter of Essex celebrates taking the wicket of Colin Ingram (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Essex’s Jamie Porter took career-best List A figures of 4-27 in his side’s nine-wicket win over Glamorgan in the Royal London One-Day Cup at Chelmsford on Wednesday.

Porter returned to the side after a short three-game rest and bowled his 10 overs straight through to help the home side gain the upper hand.

And he admitted it felt good to get back into the groove and take wickets once more, saying: “It didn’t cross my mind that it was a PB until someone told me. It was tough on the body, and overs eight, nine and 10 were tough overs. But I felt in good rhythm.

“I felt I was putting the ball where I wanted to put it, there was enough happening and if the captain asks me to bowl I’ll keep going for him.

“I always felt I had that in my tank, even before the rest. But I needed the rest. There were just a couple of things flaring up with my body that I need to address, get right, especially with those three Championship games coming up in June.

“I need to be right for those as well as the back-end of this competition. The medical staff, the coaches and Ryan decided that was the best thing to do.

“I wasn’t bowling at my best either, so to get me back to my best I needed a little bit of a break to allow me to get to the gym, do a bit of running, little bits to keep me ticking over and get the body right.

“I will give everything for this side, whether I’m fully fit, sore, or what. But now I’m going into this in a frame of mind where I feel I can win us at least two of those games. Because now the ball is coming out exactly as I want it, but there is plenty behind it.”

Captain Ryan ten Doeschate won the toss and put Glamorgan into bat, with Porter taking the first three wickets to fall as they slumped to 58-5.

Neil Wagner also struck before Porter claimed his fourth scalp, but Chris Cooke (59) showed some defiance on his birthday before Ravi Bopara (2-42) and Matt Coles (3-41) combined to wrap up the innings on 200.

Varun Chopra (98 not out) and Adam Wheater (88) then put on 189 for the first Essex wicket as they cruised to victory inside 32 overs.

Porter added: “When I looked at the pitch I was very happy we won the toss and were bowling first. I think the toss was a fairly defining moment, providing we bowled well on that pitch.

“It was a good all-round performance. Matt Coles bowled beautifully, Sam Cook continued to do what he’s done every game and that’s give the batsmen absolutely nothing and cause problems there.

“Chopra and Wheater were exceptional. Even Westley coming in there at the end and straight away taking it to them to make sure we got the job done as smoothly as possible.

“At the end of the day it would have been nice to see Chopra getting a hundred, he deserved a hundred, but we are about winning games of cricket. We’re a team, we play as a team, it’s not about personal milestones.

“We’ll all treat Chopra’s 98 as if it is a hundred anyway. In my eyes it was just as good as any hundred I’ve seen. But we had to make sure we got the job done – that’s the most important thing.”

Essex visit Sussex on Sunday and host Kent on Wednesday (2pm).

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