Match Report: Essex Eagles v Hampshire


Essex Eagles v Hampshire
Royal London One-Day Cup
Sunday 28 April
The Cloudfm County Ground, Chelmsford

Essex Eagles Team: Rishi Patel, Alastair Cook, Tom Westley, Dan Lawrence, Ravi Bopara, Ryan ten Doeschate (c), Paul Walter, Robbie White (wk), Matt Coles, Peter Siddle, Jamie Porter.

Hampshire Team: Kyle Abbott, Tom Alsop (wk), Gareth Berg, Mason Crane, Liam Dawson, James Fuller, Aiden Markram, Sam Northeast, Rilee Rossouw, James Vince (c), Brad Wheal.

Toss: Essex Eagles won the toss and elected to bat.

Umpires: Richard Kettleborough & Paul Pollard.

Result: Essex Eagles won by 111 runs

Match Report:

Essex Eagles returned to winning ways in the Royal London One-Day Cup with a 111-run victory over South Group leaders and current holders Hampshire at The Cloudfm County Ground.

After scoring 341 for 6 from 50 overs, the Eagles bowled out their opponents for 230 in 40.5 overs to get back into winning ways in this season’s competition.

The Essex Eagles total owed much to Ravi Bopara and Ryan ten Doeschate who both scored 89 and shared in a fifth wicket stand of 150 in 19 overs after coming together with the total on 147 for 4.

Bopara hit eight fours and a six from 83 deliveries while his captain hammered one six and a dozen fours from only 59 deliveries before he was run out.

Tom Westley (47) and Rishi Patel, who struck a fluent 35 on his List A debut, also made useful contributions but Alastair Cook failed to make such of an impact, making only 17 before he was caught behind.

Hampshire lost three wickets for 37 runs in reply but were revived by James Vince and Rilee Rossouw.

They plundered 87 from eleven before Vince drove Dan Lawrence to Paul Walter at cow cover to depart for 47. Rossouw and Gareth Berg then continued the tempo adding 79 in 8 overs before Berg went to a catch off the bowling of Coles for 41.

Four overs later, Rossouw put up an easy catch to Jamie Porter at backward short-leg when seven runs short of his century, to leave the visitors 215 for 8. He struck one six and eight fours in an innings spanning 72 deliveries but his dismissal saw the end of Hampshire’s chances .

Bopara completed a fine all-round display with figures of 3 for 39 while Matt Coles returned a career List A best for Essex with 4 for 48. Porter failed to get among wickets during his eight overs but showed a safe pair of hands by taking four catches to equal the highest number of catches held by an Essex fielder in List A games.


The Eagles now resume the Royal London One-Day Cup battles with a home game against Sussex Sharks on Tuesday, with two fixtures against Kent Spitfires and Gloucestershire also coming up to inspire qualification to the latter stages!

Next Home Match: Essex Eagles v Sussex Sharks, Sunday 30 April, 11am start.