Vote for your June DeVines Player of the Month


Cast your vote for the DeVines Player of the Month for June. There are four contenders nominated for the award during a period that saw the team record four victories in the Vitality Blast.

Sam Cook has consistently impressed with the ball in this year’s Vitality Blast campaign. His 13 wickets make him the Eagles’ joint leading wicket taker alongside Simon Harmer, and his economy rate of 7.4 makes him the most economical. He played a starring role in the crunching victory against Surrey with career-best 20 over figures of 4/15.

Simon Harmer yet again features amongst the top performers of the month. His figures of 4/71 in the LV=Insurance County Championship tie against Nottinghamshire were ultimately in vain as first the weather and then the Nottinghamshire batsman kept him at bay. He has since taken 13 wickets at an average of 19.46 in the Vitality Blast campaign. However, Harmer’s most memorable moment has to be his dramatic 4 from the final ball of the Middlesex fixture clinching a much-needed victory for the Eagles.

Aron Nijjar has been an ever-present in the Vitality Blast team this season. He has bowled the most overs of any Eagles bowler, which speaks volumes for the trust Harmer has in him. He has a knack of taking crucial wickets with his wicket of Hashim Amla from the first ball of the Surrey game setting the tone for a brilliant team performance. His 7 wickets have come at an economy rate of just 7.42.

Michael Pepper has been the Club’s standout batsman of the 2021 Vitality Blast campaign. He has scored the most runs (206) of any Eagles batsman as well as boasting the highest average (29.42), all whilst scoring at a strike rate of 135.52. His performances have been recognised with two Woodland Group Player of the Match trophies and his 55 not out against Somerset was a match-winning knock.

Vote now:

Voting closes on Friday 16 July.

Simon Harmer took the honours in the DeVines Player of the Month for May, winning the majority of the fans votes. His 13 LV=Insurance County Championship wickets coming at a shade over 26 represented another astonishing month for the left-arm spinner.

The highlight was undoubtedly his career-best figures of 9/80 against Derbyshire in a match where we went on to take 12/202 and Essex claimed a crucial victory despite the weather trying its best to deny them.

DeVines, who have recently moved into their new offices in Chelmsford, are long time sponsors of our Player of the Month award. Click here to find out more about the chartered accountants.