Daniel Sams re-signs for Vitality Blast campaign


Essex Cricket is delighted to announce that Daniel Sams has re-joined the Club for the 2023 Vitality Blast campaign.

The Australian all-rounder featured 12 times for the Eagles in 2022 scoring 165 runs along the way, including an outstanding innings of 71 from just 24 balls against Sussex Sharks. Sams also played a crucial part with ball in hand taking 14 wickets during his time in Chelmsford.

30-year-old Sams has a wealth of experience playing in franchise cricket around the world  which has seen the Australian feature for Mumbai Indians, Sydney Thunder, Trent Rockets and will soon feature for the Lucknow Super Giants in the 2023 Indian Premier League.

After re-signing for the Club, Sams said: “I’m delighted that I am able to sign for Essex for another season ahead of the 2023 campaign.

“I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Club last year and I can’t wait to get back over there and play in front of the passionate Chelmsford crowd once again. The support we received last year was unbelievable and I strongly believe we have a strong squad this season that has a great chance of winning more silverware.”

Head Coach, Anthony McGrath commented: “We’re really pleased to have Daniel re-sign for the Club ahead of the upcoming Vitality Blast. He played a big part in our campaign last time out both on and off the pitch and we’re excited to welcome him back.

“He has been one of the most consistent players in T20 cricket around the world over the last few years with bat and ball, so we’re thrilled to see him return.”

Essex Cricket CEO, John Stephenson added: “Daniel showed last season that he is a player of high calibre, and we were keen to bring him back to Chelmsford this season.

“We’re looking to go even further this season in the Vitality Blast and bringing Daniel back will help with our progression moving forward.”

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