Search

Royal London One-Day Cup: Essex Eagles seek to get South Group campaign back on track against Somerset

PUBLISHED: 18:00 24 May 2018

Ravi Bopara in batting action for Essex as Lewis McManus looks on from behind the stumps during the Royal London One-Day Cup South Group match at the Ageas Bowl (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo).

Ravi Bopara in batting action for Essex as Lewis McManus looks on from behind the stumps during the Royal London One-Day Cup South Group match at the Ageas Bowl (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo).

©TGS Photo tgsphoto.co.uk +44 1376 553468

After three away games in a row, the Eagles will look to impress against Somerset, Surrey and Glamorgan over the next week

Essex will look to get their Royal London One-Day Cup campaign back on track over the next week with three consecutive home fixtures.

The Eagles began the 50-over tournament with a six-wicket success at Middlesex, but have followed up that result with defeats away to Gloucestershire and Hampshire and will seek a response at home to Somerset tomorrow (Friday).

Assistant head coach Dimi Mascarenhas watched Essex lose by six wickets to his old side at the Ageas Bowl this Wednesday and is eager for a response.

The Eagles scored 303-6 at Hampshire with Adam Wheater (70), Tom Westley (66), Ravi Bopara (55) and Ashar Zaidi (57 not out) all passing fifty, but the hosts chased it down thanks to 111 from Rilee Rossouw.

Mascarenhas said: “It was a pretty tough day and we got beaten by a better team on the day, it’s as simple as that.

“It was a good wicket and from the start we got we were probably 30 short of what we could have got – although saying that we should have defended 303.

“Rilee Rossouw played a really nice knock and got 111 and that was the difference and everyone can bat around him. Our lads are in decent form but they need to kick on with the batting.”

Mascarenhas went on to praise the display of debutant Shane Snater, despite a tough introduction to list-A cricket with the Ilford bowler recording figures of 0-38 from 4.2 overs at the Ageas Bowl.

Anthony McGrath’s number two added: “It was pretty tough bowing up front to international class batsmen.

“On a flat wicket with the white ball it is hard work but I think he gave a good account of himself and I’m sure he will learn from it.”

Related articles

Latest East London Sports News

Yesterday, 09:48

London Lions will look to overturn a two-point deficit when they host Newcastle in the second leg of their BBL Cup semi-final at the Copper Box Arena on Sunday.

Yesterday, 09:32

Essex Senior League: Sporting Bengal United 1 Leyton Athletic 1

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Anderson strike inspires Hammers but they are left to cling on at the end

Saturday, December 8, 2018

National League: Boreham Wood 1 Leyton Orient 0

Saturday, December 8, 2018

The O’s will continue to be without right-back Myles Judd

Friday, December 7, 2018

Leyton Orient won 10 points out of a possible 12 in the month and moved to the top of the table

Friday, December 7, 2018

Tower Hamlets will keep looking to pull themselves away from the foot of the Essex Senior League table with two fixtures this weekend.

Friday, December 7, 2018

West Ham United will aim to rack up a third straight win in the Premier League when they host Crystal Palace on Saturday.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Are you a landlord looking for a fixed rental income, paid whether the property is empty or not? Steve Westley, general manager at estate agents Elliot Leigh, explains their Guaranteed Rent Scheme and how it takes the stress out of letting your property.

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

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now