Essex's Porter pleased with returns

PUBLISHED: 07:59 31 May 2018 | UPDATED: 07:59 31 May 2018

Jamie Porter of Essex celebrates taking the wicket of Colin Ingram (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Jamie Porter of Essex celebrates taking the wicket of Colin Ingram (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

©TGS Photo +44 1376 553468

Essex's Jamie Porter took career-best List A figures of 4-27 in his side's nine-wicket win over Glamorgan in the Royal London One-Day Cup at Chelmsford on Wednesday.

Porter returned to the side after a short three-game rest and bowled his 10 overs straight through to help the home side gain the upper hand.

And he admitted it felt good to get back into the groove and take wickets once more, saying: “It didn’t cross my mind that it was a PB until someone told me. It was tough on the body, and overs eight, nine and 10 were tough overs. But I felt in good rhythm.

“I felt I was putting the ball where I wanted to put it, there was enough happening and if the captain asks me to bowl I’ll keep going for him.

“I always felt I had that in my tank, even before the rest. But I needed the rest. There were just a couple of things flaring up with my body that I need to address, get right, especially with those three Championship games coming up in June.

“I need to be right for those as well as the back-end of this competition. The medical staff, the coaches and Ryan decided that was the best thing to do.

“I wasn’t bowling at my best either, so to get me back to my best I needed a little bit of a break to allow me to get to the gym, do a bit of running, little bits to keep me ticking over and get the body right.

“I will give everything for this side, whether I’m fully fit, sore, or what. But now I’m going into this in a frame of mind where I feel I can win us at least two of those games. Because now the ball is coming out exactly as I want it, but there is plenty behind it.”

Captain Ryan ten Doeschate won the toss and put Glamorgan into bat, with Porter taking the first three wickets to fall as they slumped to 58-5.

Neil Wagner also struck before Porter claimed his fourth scalp, but Chris Cooke (59) showed some defiance on his birthday before Ravi Bopara (2-42) and Matt Coles (3-41) combined to wrap up the innings on 200.

Varun Chopra (98 not out) and Adam Wheater (88) then put on 189 for the first Essex wicket as they cruised to victory inside 32 overs.

Porter added: “When I looked at the pitch I was very happy we won the toss and were bowling first. I think the toss was a fairly defining moment, providing we bowled well on that pitch.

“It was a good all-round performance. Matt Coles bowled beautifully, Sam Cook continued to do what he’s done every game and that’s give the batsmen absolutely nothing and cause problems there.

“Chopra and Wheater were exceptional. Even Westley coming in there at the end and straight away taking it to them to make sure we got the job done as smoothly as possible.

“At the end of the day it would have been nice to see Chopra getting a hundred, he deserved a hundred, but we are about winning games of cricket. We’re a team, we play as a team, it’s not about personal milestones.

“We’ll all treat Chopra’s 98 as if it is a hundred anyway. In my eyes it was just as good as any hundred I’ve seen. But we had to make sure we got the job done – that’s the most important thing.”

Essex visit Sussex on Sunday and host Kent on Wednesday (2pm).

Latest East London Sports News


Home-grown heroes Aaron Beard and Jamie Porter celebrated signing new two-year contracts at Essex by sharing nine-wickets as the hosts took control of their Specsavers County Championship clash with Somerset.


Leyton Orient has signed young duo Jayden Sweeney and Brendon Shabani to professional contracts.

Hammers youngster Trott looks for senior appearances for League One club


Over 150 young women came together on Saturday to compete in a 7 a-side competition as part of the B Active summer showcase.


Super Rangers remain unbeaten, London Fields produce strong display and Wapping Dolphins make it seven wins from seven.


Great Britain's men and women got the better of their New Zealand rivals on the final weekend of FIH Pro League action at Twickenham Stoop.

Yesterday, 19:20

Somerset's bowling attack, led by Jamie Overton and Jack Leach, underlined why the county sit comfortably on top of the Specsavers County Championship Division One table as they bowled Essex out for 216.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Essex cricketer Ryan ten Doeschate talks about bowler Simon Harmer's success, working to improve his batting and the upcoming game against Somerset.


It's now just under a month since All Points East took over Victoria Park with two weekends of world-class music and a programme of free community events.

Curated by AEG Presents, All Points East is bringing an impressive line-up of multi-flavoured music to Victoria Park from May 24-26 and May 31-June 2.

Victoria Park - or 'Vicky Park' as the locals know it - has been the setting for many important events over the years.​ Here, we take a look at its unique cultural history.

Newsletter Sign Up

East London Advertiser twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

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

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists