LISTEN | Day One Reaction from Essex v West Indies


Essex ended Day One’s play of the Tourist match, having the West Indies 8 wickets down. It was a chance for the Chelmsford crowd to see the likes of debutant Sam Cook, as well as Callum Taylor and Aron Nijjar who were featuring for Essex for the first time in red ball cricket this season.

Callum Taylor shone with the ball, taking two wickets and reguarly beating the bat on several occasions. Callum spoke after play and spoke on how he is looking to use this opportunity to earn his spot in the Championship side as Essex push for the title.

Roston Chase led the way in the visitors run scoring, hitting 81 and was supported by Jermaine Blackwood and Kraigg Brathwaite who struck 59 and 61, respectively.

Brathwaite spoke after play to reflect on his side’s performance and the his experience of playing on UK soil for the first time in the their Tour.