After suffering the ignominy of a drubbing at the hands of Hampshire (by six wickets), Essex would be looking to turn their fortunes when they host Somerset in the South Group, Royal London One-Day 2018 fixture on Friday, May 25th. Nothing went right for the hosts after posting a mammoth 6-303 in fifty overs. Gritty fifties from the quartet of Wheater (70), Westley (66), Bopara (55), and skipper ten Doeschate (57) went in vain, as a scintillating hundred from Rile Rossouw (111), and gritty contributions from Vince (66), and Adams (51) meant Hampshire strolled past the target with six wickets in hand.
Their opponent, too, is coming off a humbling at the hands of Sussex (by 75 runs), as they ran into a bludgeoning Luke Wright (105 off 87 balls). Groenwald (3-63), and Waller (3-52) had a great day with the ball, but even they could not stop Sussex from posting a mammoth 7-341 in 50 overs. James Hildreth (87), and Renshaw (55) battled for Somerset, but they could not save their side from a 75-run drubbing as Somerset folded for just 266. The encounter against Essex offers them a chance to redeem their fledgling campaign.
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Wicketkeeper: Adam Wheater
Batsmen- Varun Chopra, Daniel Lawrence
All-rounder- Callum Taylor, Ryan ten Doeschate (c), Ravi Bopara, Ashar Zaidi
Bowlers- Shane Snater, Samuel Cook, Simon Harmer, Paul Walter/Matt Quinn/Matt Coles
Batsmen- J Myburgh, T Banton, Matt Renshaw, J Hildreth,
All-rounder- R van der Merwe, P Trego, (Doubt: Green)
Bowlers- C Overton, T Groenewald, J Overton, Max Waller
Ryan ten Doeschate (c), Ravi Bopara, Matthew Coles, Varun Chopra, Sam Cook, James Foster, Simon Harmer, Dan Lawrence, M Pepper (wk), Shane Snater, Callum Taylor, Neil Wagner, Tom Westley, Adam Wheater, Ashar Zaidi
Tom Banton, Steve Davies, Ben Green, Tim Groenewald, James Hildreth, Johann Myburgh, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton, Matt Renshaw, Peter Trego, Roelof van der Merwe, Paul van Meekeren, Max Waller