Beau Webster agrees One Day Cup deal


Essex Cricket is delighted to announce the signing of Australian all-rounder Beau Webster for the entirety of the Club’s 2023 Metro Bank One Day Cup campaign.

The 29-year-old is currently plying his trade at Upminster CC as their overseas player, where, with former Essex player Adam Wheater as his captain, he has hit 567 runs at 47.25, with a high-score of 172 against Belhus.

Webster has also made an impact with ball in hand, taking 18 wickets so far this season at 29.94 and returning best figures of 4-26 against Shenfield, a match in which he also hit another century with 145 from 130 balls.

Hailing from Hobart in Tasmania, the 6’6” all-rounder represented Melbourne Stars in the last edition of the KFC Big Bash League, hitting 274 runs to finish fourth in the team’s scoring charts, as well as picking up seven wickets.

It was Webster’s fielding ability that saw him gain particular recognition during the most recent Australian summer, though, building a highlight reel of spectacular catches and executing two direct run-outs.

After joining the Club, Webster said: “It’s fantastic to sign for Essex and to get a chance in county cricket. I’ve played with a lot of English guys who have talked about how good it is, so it’ll be great to experience it for myself.

“Everyone at Upminster has been so friendly and welcoming, and I’ve really enjoyed being here this year, so to stay in the area and test myself at the next level will be brilliant.”

Essex Head Coach Anthony McGrath added: “When we became aware that a player of Beau’s calibre might be available for the One Day Cup this year, we wanted to move to bring him on board.

“He is a tall, powerful player who can impact a match with bat and ball, and having spoken to him already, I know just how keen he is to get going and help win games of cricket for Essex.”