Both sides have a fairly similar record in the 2016 tournament heading into the quarter-final. Both teams with 4 wins & 1 abandonment. However The Eagles losing one compared to Warwickshire’s 2 after their dramatic tie with Somerset at The E.C.G.
Despite Essex finishing on 10 points, 1 more than Warwickshire they missed out on the top 2, resulting in the away quarter final. Whereas in the North-Group 9 points was enough to earn Warwickshire 2nd place and a home quarter-final.
After a fantastic start in the tournament Essex looked to be cruising to a home quarter-final with 3 wins and a tie after the first 4 games however the wheels came off slightly towards the latter stages of the group games and eventually had to settle for 3rd in the group.
Warwickshire on the other hand have been up and down throughout the group stages, never really showing consistent form but winning when it mattered to secure the home quarter-final.
Every game that The Eagles have won in the competition this year has been when batting second, all with no more than 1 over remaining in the innings.
Warwickshire also appear to enjoy chasing down totals as 3 of their 4 wins have come batting second.