Eagles up for Bears fight

PUBLISHED: 09:00 29 July 2015

Shaun Tait is congratulated by Essex team-mates James Foster and Ryan ten Doeschate after taking a wicket (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Shaun Tait is congratulated by Essex team-mates James Foster and Ryan ten Doeschate after taking a wicket (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO c/o 27 Plaiters Way, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3LR - Editorial Use ONLY - FA Premier League and Football League images are subject to DataCo Licencing restrictions

County look to build on positive result against Lancashire by defeating Warwickshire today

Essex Eagles will be looking for their second win in three days when they entertain Warwickshire Bears in the Royal London One-Day Cup at The E.C.G today (Wednesday) with the match is scheduled to start at 2:00pm.

The Eagles are in good heart following their crushing seven-wicket victory over Lancashire Lightning on Monday, a success achieved with 17 overs to spare.

It was a match when all-rounder Ravi Bopara proved the only contender for the man-of-the match accolade, following up figures of 4 for 31 with an unbeaten century.

He said afterwards: “Obviously I’m delighted with my own performance but the really important thing is that it helped to get us the win.

“With the squad we have, this is a competition that we have targeted this season and this is a good start.”

Essex have a score to settle with Warwickshire, who eliminated the Eagles from the competition at the quarter-final stage last year.

Head coach Paul Grayson, however, rejected talk of a revenge mission for his side.

“That was a disappointing defeat of course but that’s all in the past and I’m just looking ahead to the match as we try to build on that excellent result against Lancashire at Chelmsford on Monday,” he said.

“That performance was a blueprint for how we want to play in 50 over cricket. We won the toss which was important because the ball nipped around a bit for a couple of hours but having said that, we bowled brilliantly and probably as well as I’ve seen us bowl as a unit.

“Then chasing down their total as comfortably as we did was a top-class performance.

“Ravi was outstanding. He will be the first to admit that he’s been a bit short of runs lately but he was top-class on Monday with both bat and ball and proved his worth.

“We believe that we are a match for anyone in one-day cricket. Confidence is high in the group at the moment, having qualified for the NatWest T20 Blast quarter-finals, but we know that it is vital to get a good start in this 50 over competition because if you lose two or three games early on, you can be out of it.

“After a wash-out at Kent on Sunday, it was important to get the win on Monday and hopefully we can put on the same type of performance against Warwickshire.”

Latest East London Sports News

46 minutes ago

English football faces another defining day as the professional game prepares to consider an indefinite suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic, while pressure builds for players to accept wage cuts or deferrals.


East London Runners athlete planning a different kind of long-distance run


The Victoria Park Community Cricket League has announced a likely suspension of their season for an indefinite period due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Following the early end of the 2019/20 rugby season in England due to the coronavirus pandemic, the RFU is announcing final league positions.


Football chiefs are set to continue seeking ways to salvage the domestic season as the sporting shutdown is extended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Yesterday, 18:26

Eoin Morgan can see the advantages in holding England matches behind closed doors, believing such a scenario would demonstrate the uplifting role sport can play in modern society.


Festival organisers AEG Presents will once again be providing a variety of exciting opportunities for young people at this year’s event

Looking to rent in London? Securing the keys to a new home in any big city can be an ordeal but there is a way to avoid the common pitfalls of London rentals - dodgy landlords, dubious décor and downright dicey security.

Cauldron Foods’ comedy night will give vegans the last laugh as Vegan comics dispel vegan myths.

Most read sport

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser