Search

Westley praise for Essex team-mate Zaidi

PUBLISHED: 19:48 30 April 2017

Tom Westley of Essex fields the ball (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Tom Westley of Essex fields the ball (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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

Batsmen impress in Royal London One-Day Cup win

Essex’s top scorer Tom Westley reserved special mention for team-mate Ashar Zaidi, after both impressed with the bat in their Royal London One-Day Cup win over Hampshire at Chelmsford.

Westley hit 93 off 98 balls at the start of the innings, before Zaidi added a whirlwind 72 not out from just balls to take Essex past the 300-run mark.

And their efforts proved key, as the visitors came up 25 runs short of their target, with Westley saying: “Ashar does that a lot for us. It was a game-changing innings.

“But that’s the beauty of Ash. He is made for those situations. Him and ‘Tendo’ coming in with 15-20 overs to go is very dangerous for the opposition but brilliant for us. I am sure he will do it many more times in this competition.”

Of his own innings, which came to an end when he was caught by George Bailey off the bowling of Liam Dawson, Westley said: “It was nice to get some runs. Obviously it was disappointing not to get a hundred, but at that stage of the game we were looking to get on. It wasn’t a bad catch to get me, either.”

Essex only looked troubled when Bailey and James Vince were compiling a 91-run stand and Westley added: “The wicket of Bailey was crucial and Ravi getting Vince out was key as well because they had a nice partnership going.

“You know with runs on the board you know chances will come and you have to make sure you take them.”

Hampshire captain James Vince said: “We did okay but we weren’t at our best. The main difference was we didn’t have someone to go on and get a big score. Ideally you go on and get 80 or 100.

“I don’t think 305 was a lot to chase. The way the boundaries are here, and it was a pretty good pitch, at the halfway stage we would have taken that.”

Hampshire’s bowlers were carted for 82 off the last 10 overs as Zaidi hit out and Vince admitted: “It is a lot. A few of them were leading edges that went for six. With the boundaries as small as they are, that can happen.

“We’ll take this one on the chin and hopefully bounce back against Middlesex on Wednesday.”

Essex take on Surrey at The Oval in their next match on Tuesday.

Latest East London Sports News

13:00

On a special edition of the East London Football Podcast, and the final episode of the season, we take a look back at Leyton Orient's memorable campaign.

Kevin Lisbie joked he hopes friend and former team-mate Jobi McAnuff doesn't become more of a legend than him at Leyton Orient

Yesterday, 16:26

The University of East London celebrated another great year of sporting success at their annual Sports Awards at Indigo at the O2 on Wednesday night.

What were the most memorable moments from the season?

Yesterday, 15:00

The 21-year-old is excited to play in the Football League again and will keep his fitness ticking over during the summer

Our West Ham correspondent looks back over an upand down season

Yesterday, 11:02

Joe Widdowson and Jobi McAnuff were incredibly consistent as Leyton Orient won the National League and finished FA Trophy runners-up

Wed, 16:00

The 32-year-old will bid farewell to Brisbane Road this summer and reflected on the relationship he had with the club and the O's faithful

PROMOTED CONTENT

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.

The team behind All Points East have put together a mouth-watering line-up of local food and drink traders who will be fuelling the festival in May.

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

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists