Ability XI: Essex v Yorkshire – Match Report


Essex Ability XI v Yorkshire Ability XI
D40 Quest
Harlow Town CC
Sunday 02 June 2023
Essex Hawks: Ronnie Jackson, Joe Freestone, Joe Moss, Matthew Edwards, Alexander Welby, Ben Aust, Andrew Mowatt, Alfie Jeeves, Isaac Ellis, Jehan Sabih, Andy Catherell, Matthew Thomas

Yorkshire: Kyle Clayton, James O’Conner, Owen Morris, Matthew Bateman, Cameron Sweeney, Luke Riley, Cameron Cooper, Adam Marshall, Rob Hewitt, Jasper Spooner, William Baxter

Match Details:

Toss: Yorkshire won the toss and elected to bat
Result: Yorkshire 234-7 (20.0 overs)
Essex Hawks 183-8 (40.0 overs)
Yorkshire won by 51 runs

Match Report:

Essex Hawks found themselves on the wrong end of a 51-run D40 Quest defeat at the hands of a strong Yorkshire outfit at Harlow Town Cricket Club.

Skipper Matthew Bateman led the way for Yorkshire with a superb 73 off 70 balls before he became one of four victims for the in-form Essex all-rounder Joe Moss.

Owen Morris scored 30, while James O Conner and Luke Riley contributed 29 and 27 respectively as the visitors posted a sizable 234-7. Moss returned impressive figures of 8-0-31-4.

The chase was always going to be a tough ask for the battling home side. Nevertheless, their batters did their utmost. Isaac Ellis top-scored with an unbeaten 36, while Moss hit 35 and Alexander Welby, 29.

Bateman proved to be the pick of the Yorkshire attack, claiming 3/18 from his 8 overs, while there was a brace for Cameron Cooper as the visitors secured a hard-fought but deserved victory.

Thank you to our long-standing partners Allen Ford for their continued support of the Essex Ability Team and kindly providing a mini-bus for team travel to away fixtures this season.