Shane Snater awarded County Cap no.165


During the lunch break of Essex’s final home game of the season against Lancashire, Shane Snater became the 165th player to be awarded their County Cap.

Shane has become an integral part of the First Team and has had an incredible season with both bat and ball, which has seen him take 27 wickets and score 455 runs in first-class cricket.

This has included match-winning and match-saving innings across the season with games against Yorkshire, Lancashire and Hampshire coming to mind.

Snater has passed fifty on four occasions this season with his match-saving innings against Yorkshire being the highlight for fans. This saw Shane score an unbeaten 65 after coming in with the score 64-6 with Essex requiring 161 to win. Shane batted with the bludgeoned ten boundaries on his way to carrying the side home by 1 wicket.

As well as this, the Dutchman hit unbeaten 70s in back-to-back Championship games against Lancashire and Hampshire, with both innings setting up competitive first innings totals in memorable wins.

Snater made his debut for Essex in May 2018 against Hampshire in the Royal London One-Day Cup and has since taken 116 wickets across all formats with best bowling figures of 7/98, which came against Nottinghamshire last year.

Recently, Shane took career best-match figures of 8/28 which involved his seventh five-wicket haul for Essex recently against Lancashire.

Listen to what receiving his County Cap means to Shane, when he spoke to Essex Cricket TV.