Match Preview: Essex v Yorkshire Vikings


Essex v Yorkshire Vikings

Metro Bank One Day Cup
The Cloud County Ground, Chelmsford
Sunday 13 August, 11:00am

After Friday’s extraordinary comeback victory over Middlesex, Essex head into a second home game in three days with a spring in their step.

Friday was a story of youth combining with experience after a blistering innings from Charlie Allison wass backed up by an excellent comeback with the ball from the bowlers, Beau Webster and Tom Westley holding their nerve at the death.


Jamie Porter has picked up a groin niggle and is left out of an otherwise unchanged squad.

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The Opposition:

Yorkshire squad: Shan Masood (c), Finlay Bean, Dom Bess, Ben Coad, Harry Duke, Will Fraine, George Hill, Dom Leech, Will Luxton, Ben Mike, Matthew Revis, Jack Shutt, James Wharton.

Yorkshire are awaiting their first win in this season’s competition, though have been a little unluckier than the rest, even with the recent conditions, with two of their three matches washed out.

Even their sole completed match was rain affected, with the Vikings falling to a narrow two-run defeat to defending champions Kent in Scarborough via the DLS method.

They are also off the pace in the County Championship, with just one win this season in Division Two, and like Middlesex, saw their Vitality Blast campaign end in the group stage.


Key Battle: Charlie Allison v Ben Coad


Last Time We Met:

Appropriately for how their campaign has panned out this season, the last time Yorkshire visited the Cloud County Ground, in last season’s competition, saw rain interrupt play.

That did not, however, prevent Essex securing an 88-run win via the DLS method, as the Eagles’ total of 240, underpinned by 90 from Grant Roelofsen and Tom Westley’s 52, turned out to be more than enough.

The weather Yorkshire’s innings after only 19 overs, but Shane Snater’s 3/29 already had the White Rose reeling on 76-6, far short of the DLS par score they would have needed and thus handing Essex victory.

Remaining Metro Bank One Day Cup Fixtures:

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As ever, Essex Members can enter both games simply by showing their valid card at the gate, and are then free to sit in any vacant seat anywhere in the ground.

The Doug Insole Pavilion benches and seating blocks 1-14 and 27-31 are reserved for Members, with a reciprocal arrangement meaning that Yorkshire Members are allowed to join their Essex counterparts in these areas.

General admission seats are located in blocks 15 to 26 and are unreserved, with the Family Area able to be found in block 23, which is part of the Felsted School Stand.

These are priced at £16 for adults if bought in advance or £22 at the gate on the day, while young adults aged between 18 and 25 can buy at any time for £11 and under-18 tickets cost just £5.

Tickets are in very short supply due to high demand so please buy in advance as tickets on the gate cannot be guaranteed.


How To Watch:

If you are unable to make it to The Cloud County Ground in person, both matches will be available to watch via the Essex Cricket Matchzone and Essex Cricket TV YouTube channel, with accompanying commentary from BBC Essex.

Clips, statistics, and an interactive scorecard will be available for both games alongside the live coverage in the Matchzone, and full live coverage of both will be available on the Club’s social media channels.