Vote for your July DeVines Player of the Month


Cast your vote for the DeVines Player of the Month for July.

This period saw the Eagles’ qualify for the Vitality Blast Quarter Finals. Their game against Glamorgan on Saturday 02 July was particularly special for Simon Harmer, as he took his 1000th professional domestic wicket of his career. An astounding achievement that lead to an incredibly key shift in the tournament, powering the team through to the quarter finals.

The Essex Eagles fought hard for a place at the Vitality Blast Finals Day. Although they battled admirably, but sadly their efforts were not enough to deter Lancashire Lightening, who won by 7 wickets.

The Essex team shifted their focus back to the LV= Insurance County Championship once again as they faced Gloucestershire on Monday 11 July. On Day One, after Harmer had tortured the visitors on a scorching hot day at Chelmsford, Alastair Cook and Tom Westley carried Essex to 127-1 at the close with Cook posting a 126-ball half-century.

On Day Two, Alastair Cook achieved his fourth century of the season on his way to 145 out of Essex’s 310 all out. By Day Three, Simon Harmer was the talk of the town, producing yet another scintillating demonstration of spin bowling in Gloucestershire’s second innings returning 8/112 and match figures of 13/156 as Essex beat Gloucestershire by 9 wickets inside 3 days at Chelmsford.

As the team moved forward to face Surrey at the Oval on Tuesday 19 July attention shifted to Adam Rossington who rushed to a century with an exhilarating assault on the second new ball, in Essex’s 271 all out.

On 25 July, the Essex team returned home to play against Somerset. Nick Browne took centre stage, scoring his second LV= Insurance County Championship century of the season as Essex assembled 281-3 against Somerset on Day One at Chelmsford. But he didn’t stop there. On Day Two, Browne continued his streak, scoring a powerful double century, the fourth in his career so far.

The four players nominated for the award are:

Simon Harmer

Adam Rossington

Nick Browne

Alastair Cook

Please vote via the poll below!

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