Walter crowned DeVines Player of the Month for July


Paul Walter is your DeVines Player of the Month for July after picking up 37% of all votes cast.

The all-rounder started the month by playing a vital role in the Vitality Blast campaign, scoring 27 off 15 in the quarter-final away to Birmingham Bears to help Essex over the line, before returning bowling figures of 4/36 from five overs across the two matches at Finals Day.


Walter also enjoyed a productive month in the LV= County Championship, first forming a match-defining partnership of 155 with Tom Westley against Lancashire in Blackpool, of which he scored 76, while also playing a decisive role with the ball by taking match figures of 5/50 from 13 overs as Essex won late on Day 4.

The 29-year-old would go on to claim a further wicket in the next match against Kent alongside hitting 45 in the first innings and scoring the winning runs in the second, to keep Essex’s charge towards the title race rolling.

His fine month concluded with another crucial showing in a low-scoring encounter against Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl, claiming miserly match figures of 2/27 from 10.1 overs, while also hitting a vital unbeaten 28 in the second innings to steer Essex home on a tricky pitch.