Beau Webster reflects on his time as an Eagle


With the conclusion of the Metro Bank One Day Cup, Overseas all-rounder Beau Webster played the last game of his stint with the Club.

During his eight-game spell as an Eagle, Webster fulfilled his role as a senior player with distinction and finished the competition as Essex’s leading runscorer and wicket-taker. He also realised a dream he had held for many years of playing for Essex after a conversation one night with the then Team Manager of Melbourne Renegades, Mark Pettini.

I used to joke with him (Pettini) that it was my dream to play for the Eagles and somehow we’ve made it happen.

Fans at Chelmsford on Tuesday got a sight of his batting capabilities as he recorded his second half-century of the campaign. He was eventually out for 69, four runs short of his best for the competition which was made against Hampshire at The Ageas Bowl. Overall he scored 260 runs at an average of 37.14.

With the ball, his wily variations of seam-up and off-spin bowling helped him play a crucial role with the ball throughout. Often bowling at important moments and death overs, he picked up 14 wickets at an average of 25.57 and an economy of 5.47.

His best figures of 3/37 came against Kent Spitfires at Canterbury, but his experience and skill was to the fore when he bowled the final two overs from The River End in Essex’s victory against Middlesex. In those two overs, two wickets fell and he conceded just five runs.

Hear what Beau had to say on his time as an Eagle: