A double from Peter Oyetunji and a late strike from Obi Molefi sealed a comfortable 3-0 win for Essex under-18s over Hertfordshire in Round One of the FA County Youth Cup to set-up an intriguing visit to the Channel Islands in Round Two.
Essex captain, and T20 elder statesman, Ryan ten Doeschate admits he has calmed down and put things in perspective after his out-of-character post-match outburst following the opening Vitality Blast defeat by Sussex under the lights at Chelmsford.
Essex’s overseas recruit for the Vitality T20 Blast, Adam Zampa, has spent five weeks acclimatising to English conditions, immersing himself in the local club scene, getting to know his new team-mates, and acquiring a taste for Guinness.
Varun Chopra and Adam Wheater put on a swashbuckling stand of 189 to inflict Glamorgan’s fifth defeat in five Royal London Cup games this season and put Essex back into contention to move through to the knockout stage.
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