Vote for your DeVines Player of the Month for August


White-ball cricket returned to Chelmsford in August as the Eagles began their One Day Cup campaign.

The month of August was a tough one for the Eagles, which saw the Metro Bank One Day Cup start and conclude with Essex playing 8 matches, winning just the solitary game against Middlesex. However, there was positives to take from the competition with it providing some of the younger players will some valuable experience in the First XI and out in the middle at The Cloud County Ground.

Your player of the month for August is Charlie Allison! Allison played a key role in the Essex victory over Middlesex, running out Ethan Bamber with a powerful throw from the third-man boundary.

The contenders for August were:

Charlie Allison

Charlie Allison followed in the footsteps of his brother Ben this season, making his first professional appearance for the Essex side as they embarked on their One Day Cup campaign. Allison has played a vital role in our win against Middlesex this month as he struck a maiden half-century in only his third first-team innings to help Essex pull off an extraordinary first victory of the season in the Metro Bank One-Day Cup.

Aaron Beard

Aaron Beard impressed the crowd against Notts Outlaws as he tore a hole in Notts batting line-up with career-best List A figures of four for 32 as the Outlaws, put in, lost their last nine wickets for 66 runs. Beard triumphed with a three-wicket burst in just nine balls which marked the start of a plethora of wickets as Notts collapsed in just 14 overs from a promising 171-1 to 237 all out with 25 balls unused. He later wrapped things up, taking his fourth wicket by bowling Brett Hutton.

Noah Thain

At 19-years-old, Noah Thain added to his one previous game for the Eagles (a First-Class tourist match against Ireland in May) by playing 6 matches. After a tough start, scoring just 10 runs in his first 3 games, Noah found form away at Leicestershire where he 75* (71) during a partnership of 105 alongside Charlie Allison, which took Essex to within reach of a winning score before falling narrowly short.

Continuing his form in the final match at home to Surrey, Thain carried his average to a respectable 39.75, the third highest in the the squad, after hitting 63 (84) as Essex just lost again.

Beau Webster

When Essex faced Hampshire, Australian Beau Webster and South African Simon Harmer saved Essex from 53 for four – shaped by Keith Barker’s three for 25 – to reach 236.  Webster also enjoyed a fruitful partnership with Luc Benkenstein as the pair put on 50 in six overs with Beau Webster, both of them hammering two sixes each as Essex continued to score at around eight an over.